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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

This Puts a Tear in My Beer

You want fraudulent d-bag? How's this for fraudulent d-bag?
A Brazilian court has ordered a brewer to pay $49,000 to an alcoholic beer taster who said he drank more than 3 pints of beer a day.

The unidentified employee alleged that the company did not provide the health measures needed to keep him from developing alcoholism, a labor court in the Rio Grande do Sul state said in a statement Friday.

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Ledur also said the employee's alcohol dependency had worsened in recent years and that even on vacation, the employee felt like drinking the same amount of beer he drank at work.
Best. Job. Ever. Right? And yet, because he drinks the equivalent of a little more than three pints of beer during an eight-hour shift -- or about what I'll have if I'm at a pub for 90 minutes -- the company that paid him to drink beer should be fined. Absurd. Not to mention the fact he was clearly no good at his job, since any Brazilian beer I've ever had sucks. More here.