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15% of United States Workforce Routinely Drunk

bl8n8r (649187) writes | more than 6 years ago

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bl8n8r writes "According to an article based on research conducted by the University of Buffalo, Alcohol use and impairment at work is a problem for 15% of the U.S. workforce (19.2 million people). Not surprisingly, Among the broad group of occupations with the highest rate of use were the management and sales occupations with grounds maintenance pulling in an honorable mention. Perhaps the next interview will go better if you bring along some Crown Royal"
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Define "Impairment" (1)

mdarksbane (587589) | more than 6 years ago | (#21059329)

Their sample question seemed to indicate that a large portion of the workforce, had, at some point during that year, had a beer with lunch. I don't see how this indicates anything toward the general impairment of the workforce.

Re:Define "Impairment" (1)

Crimsonjade (1011329) | more than 6 years ago | (#21059351)

In fact this is part of the business meeting culture. If you take a client out to lunch, it is not uncommon to have a drink. Also, this is ignores functional alcoholics. Morals aside, some people function just fine with alcohol in their system.

This is news? (1)

mark-t (151149) | more than 6 years ago | (#21059521)

And in other breaking news, people die instead of living forever.
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