KegWorks has, since its inception twelve years ago, believed in the power of employee contentment through controlled libations on the job. Of course, we’re not the only ones but apparently it’s more common than even we’d thought.
J2, our Director of IT, sent me this article last night as proof. According to Bloomberg’s report, even high-profile companies like Yelp keep a kegerator full of free beer flowing, all day long, in the office. Employees are free to drink as much or as little as they like, while an iPad app records what each drinks, posting names on a leader board.
While hard liquor isn’t as common in the workplace this day and age, many internet companies offer employees free wine and beer, perhaps because of the oftentimes long, arduous hours worked on a weekly basis. Even Twitter stocks their fridge with libations.
Of course, drinking on the job isn’t all sunshine and lollipops. There is the occasional employee who has more than his or her fill, which can be a cause of concern for employers and coworkers alike. In my opinion, as long as people attempt to be adults about perks like beer, and the company is keeping a watchful eye on employee production, beer in the workplace should be much more commonplace even than it is already.
Oh, and for the record, I still consider KegWorks employees to be some of the luckiest on Earth, even if we’re not the only office with beer on tap.
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