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It's drinks-o'clock somewhere

March 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM ET

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If you’re drunk and at work reading this, there is the increasing likelihood you’re not the only one.

OK, that’s wildly overstating the case, but Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported recently that at least in Silicon Valley, the at-work adult beverage is on the comeback. Which shouldn’t surprise anyone who worked there during the dot-com boom of the early aughts.

At Yelp’s San Francisco headquarters, there’s a standing keg (as opposed to a keg stand) that lets employees drink as much as they want. Well, after they swipe their badge so the bosses can track how much they’re imbibing (killjoys!). Great pic of the tap and app with the story.

There is the predictable hand-wringing about this. Worries about company liability and productivity. And the predictable counter-arguments about letting adults be adults. Do you think a beer or two at your workplace would be a bad thing? Airline pilots, we don’t want to hear from you.

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