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Is It Hurting My career To Skip Happy Hour With My Coworkers?

Is It Hurting My career To Skip Happy Hour With My Coworkers? | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Of all of the office rituals, blowing off steam with a few beers after hours is likely the most beloved for many people. But not parents of young children—when they are already sacrificing quality time by working long hours, missing bedtime is a big deal.


Psychologist Art Markman helps a reader figure out a tricky work/life balance question: Do you have to go to happy hour with your coworkers?



The Learning Factor's insight:

Happy hour isn't so happy when you'd rather skip drinks to be home with your family

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Employers Urge Workers To Say When On Last Drinks

Employers Urge Workers To Say When On Last Drinks | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

A new free online tool launched this week is aimed at making employees more aware of the impacts excessive drinking can have on their working life.


Say When is a drinking health check which can be promoted by employers as a way to support employees to develop healthier drinking patterns. Employers can request a poster to promote the tool and urge managers and employees alike to consider their drinking habits.

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The Correlation Between Drinking With Coworkers And Success

The Correlation Between Drinking With Coworkers And Success | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

We now have data on that creeping notion that the "cool kids" in college were more popular because they knew how to party harder.


A new study, with the fitting title “Drinking To Reach The Top,” found that more frequent drinking is linked to higher social status.


For both sexes, more drinks in one outing meant higher social standing. Binge-drinking is defined as having five or more drinks in one sitting for males, or four or more for females.


With more young people going on to take leadership positions, how does this look in the modern wor