There's just something funny about beer. Well there must be. How
else would you explain the wide circulation of a pretty straightforward
internal memo from MediaMap concerning its regular brew binge
It seems there were cans left over from a Beer Wednesday party, and the
remainders were being pilfered from the company fridge during working
An HR VP sent a note around warning that "consumption of alcohol on
company premises is permitted only at company-sponsored functions."
Someone posted the memo on that august beneficiary of a free press,
F***ed Company, and it did the e-mail rounds to office drones
"Ha!" one imagines the more fortunate reader chuckling to himself. "They
won't let them drink beer at work - the rubes!"
It must have been upsetting for the poor HR director identified in the
e-mail. "The hard part was the fact there was a personal name attached,"
said Suzanne Levin, MediaMap marketing communications director.
More to the point, however, we can't believe that any self-respecting
company could leave so much beer unconsumed.