LPT: When drinking with your boss or manager, always stay at least one drink behind them.

Unless they are raging alcoholics, then you do you.

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13 Oct 2017 07:08 - +11818
Right. Because him on his 9th and me on my 8th is really going to stop me from telling him that I could do his job better.
13 Oct 2017 07:13 - +7651
Fuck that, stay 2 drinks ahead and show them who's REALLY the boss.
13 Oct 2017 08:03 - +3336
I got 100% of drinks ahead of my boss. Even blacked out at a work outing. The next day I found out that I (and two colleages) said he was intimidating. Since then he's completely changed his demeanor, starts meeting newer hires earlier, talking about family, hobbies, etc to help break the ice. Gotta say it was a good change.
13 Oct 2017 05:34 - +1664
Lpt: always buy your boss or manager a drink so not only do you look good but you assure they stay 1 or more drinks ahead of you
13 Oct 2017 06:37 - +1144
i went to a job interview. One of the questions were about alcohol and how much I drink. I told them that I stay away from alcohol because it just isn't my thing... I didn't get the job. Apparently out-drinking clients is a good thing in the Chinese culture, sort of a manly thing.
13 Oct 2017 05:22 - +763
This would have been great advice to have had last Friday.
13 Oct 2017 06:00 - +744
I'm 165 pounds, my boss(ex boss) is almost 300. I was about 3 drinks behind when I made the comment of his attractive daughter.
13 Oct 2017 08:02 - +722
LOL not applicable everywhere though. I live in Korea and it's extremely rude to not keep up with your boss. "No" is not an option. Edit: you are able to make an excuse in order to not drink though. It's not like they'll force it down your throat. Stomachache is a good one, followed by taking antibiotics. In normal circumstances however it's considered rude to not keep up and to let your boss drink alone.
13 Oct 2017 05:32 - +373
I have friends that can really throw down when it comes to drinking. I can't. Long ago, I learned the subtle art of looking like you are drinking more than you actually are. My liver thanks me.
13 Oct 2017 07:36 - +294
I'd like to add, at a lunch, never order messier to eat food than them.
13 Oct 2017 07:38 - +209
Fuck no, drink those cunts under the table.
13 Oct 2017 08:22 - +142
Was labourer type. Went to Xmas function with boss. He says to me "great! Go and get me a beer".. so I politely informed him that when you're in a bar, your boss is just another asshole begging for a fat lip. Actually went down really well, we all had a laugh and he got his own beer.
13 Oct 2017 07:34 - +116
Currently sitting in a bar waiting for my boss to get here. I am 2 drinks a head at this point. It's a good thing im 27 and he is 67.
13 Oct 2017 07:04 - +108
This largely depends on your tolerance level.
13 Oct 2017 08:13 - +87
To add to this, if you are the boss or the manager and you're out with the crew, have one and then get the hell out of dodge.
13 Oct 2017 08:23 - +57
I always like to stay one drink ahead of them. It shows I am capable of taking initiative.
13 Oct 2017 07:55 - +53
Between me and the CEO, there is 8 levels of management. So if they take 3 beers each, I'll have to stop at 23! Noted!
13 Oct 2017 08:16 - +44
I knew a crafty individual in a high pressure job who amazed his bosses by slugging down vodka on the rocks, but never even getting tipsy, much less drunk. He bribed the bartender ahead of time to only serve him from a very pricey vodka bottle filled with water. On the downside, he hated pearl onions.
13 Oct 2017 05:17 - +13
Learned hard way, buddy?
13 Oct 2017 09:18 - +1
As long as you're the second-most drunk person at a work function you'll be fine. Everyone remembers the most drunk person but the second-most drunk always gets away with it.
13 Oct 2017 08:31 - +1
I once went to my wife's holiday party when she was working at a bank and she was worried I was going to get too drunk and embarrass her. She was a teller at the time so we were mingling with her group of teller friends when I decided to wander. I'm a wandering drunk and assume I'm welcome anywhere. Somehow I ended up chatting up the bank president and some vps. Long, fuzzy story short, we ended up taking a keg and several bottles of alcohol from the party and drinking on my front porch with my wife's employers til about 6 a.m. I'm not saying I was responsible for her preferential treatment during the rest of her tenure but I wouldn't rule it out.
13 Oct 2017 09:08 - +1
More like; "Don't get drunk, or lose control of your faculties when drinking with coworkers." It's not about how many they've had, it's about you staying in your own lane.
13 Oct 2017 08:56 - +1
"My goal is one of you fuckers is going to throw up tomorrow" -my boss on a Friday night when 4 of us needed to work on a saturday
13 Oct 2017 08:59 - +1
You've never gone drinking with Asian bosses. Those guys will make sure you get wrecked. Even worse, my boss took me out with his family and his super intimidating father in law. Boss couldn't couldn't keep up with the father in law so he had me finishing his drinks to keep up. That was not pretty.

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