No im not drinking...

If you've read any message boards about drinking problems you'd know that even problem drinkers would not hire problem drinkers. So if I'm not drinking at work Christmas functions please consider that in my own professional interest I may not be able to tell you I'm not drinking/have a problem...the A word is not something you want following you around, esp if you work in a small industry. So please don't ask me why I'm not drinking or get annoyed/offended if I give a lame excuse or when i don't have a drink with you, FFS. You have no idea what kind of struggle I go through at these functions

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excuse

Dec 5, 2017 at 7:27pm

You don't need an excuse or a reason. Just tell them you don't want to drink.

I'm not an alcoholic in the least and I don't drink at all. The shit is poison and I just don't like how it makes me feel physically or mentally.

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Stay strong! Good for you!

Dec 5, 2017 at 8:10pm

I would probably skip the whole thing we're I in your shoes ...do you HAVE to go?

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No excuses

Dec 5, 2017 at 10:02pm

The moment you feel obligated to provide an excuse for something that is no one else's business is when you forget about who is the most important person in your life. That person is you. Your life. Your decisions. You don't owe anyone any explanation or excuses and anyone who suggests that you do is the one with a bigger problem than you.

18 4Rating: +14

heh

Dec 6, 2017 at 4:14am

you must work somewhere amazing if you don't have to get wasted to put up with your coworkers at the Christmas party.

4 5Rating: -1

Preach!

Dec 6, 2017 at 9:25am

So much pressure gets put on people to drink. Drinkers have no idea. And there are so so many reasons for people not drinking that you should never force them to disclose, never never. When you ask someone why they don't want a drink, you might think it's a simple question, but you might actually be asking them about abuse, terminal illness, addiction, family tragedy, etc etc. If you offer a drink and someone declines, the ONLY thing we should be doing is offering a nonalcoholic beverage and moving on.

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problem drinkers

Dec 6, 2017 at 11:21am

Some hate to drink alone, it causes personal reflection.

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Sometimes

Dec 6, 2017 at 12:02pm

those "virgin caesar s" or other cocktails look like the real thing so nobody knows the difference and you don't have to talk about it. Put in lots of ice with mix and it looks like a drink. This is just to avoid the discussion. But I agree that it isn't anybody's business and I'm proud of you.

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