Got a job? and a drinking problem? Uh-Oh!
Once you step into that knee-length skirt and chin-high sweater, gone are the days you got so hammered, you fell down on the dance floor. Here are the days when that behavior will land you with a pink slip. At least, that's how your Human Resource director feels.
Unfair I say! What happens between 9-to-5 is one thing. What happens between midnight and 5 a.m. is another.
But since my face and voice are plastered all over Poughkeepsie, I feel like I'm going to get caught for even thinking about getting plastered. Recently, there was a case where a teacher got spotted in a public photo acting "unteacherish" — whatever that means.
Here's some stereotypical examples of how a career can impact your nightlife to spur some discussion on whether you think it's OK for young professionals to act their age. Or should they become one with the suits they go to work in?
A teacher who tells stories about his drinking days. "Back in my hay day..."
A teacher who hits on 18 year old college girls at keg parties.
A politician sipping some wine at a tapas bar in an upscale eatery.
A politician seen leaving the bar with a prostitute.
Running into your co-worker and buying them a shot at the bar.
Running into your blitzed co-worker and having to talk them out of driving home.
Hanging out with your friends at the bar.
Bumping into your boss after you've had 10 too many.