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wiredgourmet
06-12-2009, 04:17 AM
I thought this might amuse: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009327283_webbrewerybreakin11m.html

Scott M
06-12-2009, 08:40 AM
Drunk #1 "The bars are closed, where are we going to get more beer?"

Drunk #2 "We could all just go home!"

Drunk #1 "Na, I know a place that's open all night and has all the beer you can drink, for free!!"

Drunk #2 "OK, let's go!!"

There are three more to add to the list of the unemployed!!

wiredgourmet
06-12-2009, 12:28 PM
That's the thing about alcohol: it all seems like such a good idea at the time :)

beertje46
06-12-2009, 02:04 PM
That's the thing about alcohol: it all seems like such a good idea at the time :)
and it makes you handsome, irresistible to the opposite sex and if you actually brewed the beer you receive double bonus points.

South County
06-12-2009, 09:45 PM
Another case of "craft" gone big, when your employees don't respect the company you have both a moral and a management problem.

Scott M
06-13-2009, 10:49 AM
Another case of "craft" gone big, when your employees don't respect the company you have both a moral and a management problem.

Well Stated!!

nohandslance
06-13-2009, 11:00 AM
I love the Friday, Saturday overnight shift, you think you are alone and in comes 3-4 people heading to the employee beer stash. Usually led by one employee giving an impromptu brewery tour after the last call.

seattlefng
06-25-2009, 01:03 AM
Just throwing it out there... the brewery in question doesn't currently brew beer in this location. Remember this could reflect on all of us. I'd hate to see the politicos come down on brewers for something done by kitchen staff.

beauxman
07-07-2009, 06:28 PM
True headline would be "Restaurant employees get drunk at work after hours", not "brewery employees". They don't have any brewers there anymore! It was just some bar staff climbing in hitting kegs from what I can see. If that happened down the street at "Moe's Tavern", it would not have been "news".

-Beaux

DFusion
07-08-2009, 08:05 AM
True headline would be "Restaurant employees get drunk at work after hours", not "brewery employees". They don't have any brewers there anymore! It was just some bar staff climbing in hitting kegs from what I can see. If that happened down the street at "Moe's Tavern", it would not have been "news".

-Beaux

At the brewery I used to work at, we called that "wanting too much cake". When non "brewery" employees got some special privelages, we likened it to giving them "some of the cake". Unfortunatly, most people ended up wanting too much cake.

I agree about the "Moe's Tavern" thing

Dirt Merchant
07-21-2009, 04:35 PM
Another case of "craft" gone big, when your employees don't respect the company you have both a moral and a management problem.

I'm not sure which is more ignorant........the above statement or the knuckleheads getting busted boozing after hours.

Craft gone "Big" has nothing to do with it.

South County
07-27-2009, 11:55 AM
Another case of "craft" gone big, when your employees don't respect the company you have both a moral and a management problem.

I'm not sure which is more ignorant........the above statement or the knuckleheads getting busted boozing after hours.

Craft gone "Big" has nothing to do with it.

I would love to hear your intuitive counter argument as why my statement was ignorant.

I think my comment was concisely stated, If your management (HR) is doing it's job, it is not hiring people that would be likely to engage in questionable/illegal activities. If it was just one individual, we could chock that up to a character flaw that got missed in the interview and job performance. The fact that it was multiple employees shows a clear problem in management structure and respect for the company. This all to often stems from growing companies that have owners and/or shareholders that prefer revenue over sustainability and quality (hence the phrase "Craft gone big"). Is this infraction as serious as embezzling money?! no not really, but I would argue that anybody who owns a business and truly cares about it would be pissed.

Also I feel special that your one and only post was to correct me on my "ignorance"!

Larry Doyle
07-28-2009, 11:16 AM
I guess I'm the ignorant one. So please make me smart.
What do you mean by "craft gone big?" And how is that related or causative of the now infamous "midnight caper?"

South County
07-28-2009, 09:25 PM
I guess I'm the ignorant one. So please make me smart.
What do you mean by "craft gone big?" And how is that related or causative of the now infamous "midnight caper?"

Look....quite a few other folks got exactly what I meant by that statement, not that it was meant to be anything special. If anyone didn't clearly understand that statement by my prerequisite post, than I do not know how else to explain it. However after a few minutes thought I should clarify that it was not meant to compare said brewery/brewpub or whatever to ABINBEV or the likes, however I think it also shows people have very different fundamental views on business.

Larry Doyle
07-29-2009, 04:00 AM
I know you're statement wasn't "anything special" but I lost my secret decoder ring and could not decipher what you were talking about. Did you lose your ring, too?

Dirt Merchant
07-29-2009, 10:56 AM
I know a little bit about Human Resources departments from brewery to brewery having been interviewed and worked for breweries ranging from 500bbl/year to 800,000 bbl/year.

It goes something like this.

A. "Oh, your willing to wash kegs for 6.50 an hour and your not an ex-con? YOUR HIRED!"

And then there is this.

B. "Just complete this 27 page psychological profile questionaire and we'll give you a call."

Pick which one is the "craft gone big". "Big" breweries, from my personal and professional experience are very meticulous in they're hiring procedures.

The fact of the matter is that human resources departments, no matter how hard they try, how many questions they ask, and how deep they dig into your past, are not fortune tellers or mind readers. Thank God or I would be on the street. There are always "wild cards". When you're managing 300 or more employees you are likely to have a few.

Try turning a 20 bbl lauter tun into a hot tub then try it with a 200 bbl one. It takes talent to be a knucklehead in a big brewery.

South County......you are very special and I'm a busy man. I try not to post generalized, self glorifying, arm waving statements at my leisure. As a brewer for a large craft brewery I found your post offensive and uninformed so I commented.