Drinking on the Job Makes a Comeback

Drinking On the Job
Drinking On the Job

Don Draper would be so proud! But it's beer, rather than whiskey, that seems to be the libation of choice these days in offices that allow and even provide for drinking on the job. Bloomberg's recent report that San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. keeps a keg on hand with free beer flowing all day has raised more than a few eyebrows -- and glasses.

Of course, the amount employees drink is registered. Attached to the keg there's an iPad app that reads workers' badges, and names are posted on a leader board that is updated immediately. While it's not cool to consistently be at the top of the list, workers occasionally down beers at lunch, on casual Friday afternoons, or when they're working late.