Thursday, April 8, 2010

Carlsberg Don’t Do Strikes…

…well usually, but when they do they’re probably the best strikes in the world. Just had to share this. Those crazy Danes!



Carlsberg staff strike over ban on drinking at work
Thu Apr 8, 2010 11:29am EDT

COPENHAGEN (Reuters Life!) - A few hundred warehouse workers and drivers at Danish brewer Carlsberg halted work for a second day on Thursday to protest a company decision to limit beer drinking at work to lunch breaks. Read More

5 comments:

Tuesday Kid said...

They let them get pissed in the factory? My dream job.

JJ Beazley said...

But don't you have to drink Carlsberg all day before you notice it? Now, if it were Guinness or a pint or two of Old Peculiar...

I think Denmark just declared war on Derbyshire.

I meant to say earlier, by the way, I love the idea of the Irish navy having two ships called Roisin and Aisling. Way back in the mists of time, there was a 'Cod War' between Britain and Iceland over fishing rights. Some newspaper pointed out that their ships had names like Thor and Odin, while ours were called HMS Penelope, and the like. Got to laugh, haven't you?

Róisín said...

Did neither of you notice the most important fact about that which said “a few hundred warehouse workers AND DRIVERS”!!! I don’t really care if my beer isn’t bottled properly but I do find it offensive if an articulated lorry and it’s driver, both full of booze, run down my family at three o’clock in the afternoon. Ah, that’s not fair. From my experience truck drivers are the most mannerly on the road. Though I don’t live by a brewery…

JJ- I'm not a big fan of internet acronyms but lol. I was about to say I remember the Cod War, but then I wasn't born till the 80s so I can't see how that’s possible. Probably one of those things that I think I remember only because I was told about it at a young age and confused it for a memory. Like the Falklands, which I always thought I remembered until around the age of 15 when I found out it happened in 1982 (the year I was born). Either I had an amazing mental capacity as an infant or society has a way of imprinting what it sees as important on young and vunerable minds. Well, I wonder how it manages to do that now? (Says she sarcastically after having just spent an hour looking at pretty shoes on the internet.)

Róisín said...

p.s Tuesday's Kid, do you have a blog? If so, I can't find it and I'm dying to be nosy!

JJ Beazley said...

Sorry, Roisin. You're quite right. I hate the modern obsession with risk-avoidance legislation, but the drink-drive laws I fully agree with. I won't even have a small glass of wine if I'm driving. Now, at other times...

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