S05: E04: Office spirits: Culture & controversy

WhyWork Podcast by Alan Girle, Trajce Cvetkovski, & Sara Pazell

Episode notes

Sara laments the damage to her little toe that got no roast beef, “… and it was on my birthday!” she punctuates the story. No, she hadn't been drinking...

The team debate the idea of drinking at work, particularly when it is distributed. Sara describes a case when a teacher concluded his remote video call with his employer by drinking from a cask of wine. When disputed, the parties agreed on the facts that this violated workplace agreements and code of conduct.

Alan slurps his lemon soda in the background as Sara and Trajce debate the ideas and optics on drinking at work when work occurs anywhere and cultural appreciations sway the judgement on these matters. “Easy fix - turn the camera off,” says Alan, the defense lawyer.

Sara announces, “Strong is the new skinny,” when reflecting on The Tradies underwear ad with the Honey Badg ... 

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