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Booze for a Better Workplace

By: Gerald Goh

For working professionals in Singapore’s fast-paced working culture, it’s VERY important to have an avenue to blow off steam after a hard day at work (and an excuse to rant about passive-aggressive bosses and co-workers).

In Singapore, despite the recent hike in alcohol tariff (a whopping 25 per cent increase), heading to the bar after work for a stiff one remains a popular option. With National Beer Day coming up soon for our working brethren in the UK and UK (6 and 7 April respectively), having a few drinks can also a good way to get to know your (international) colleagues better in an informal setting – as long as you know your drinking limits! (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: Should I Join My Colleagues for After-Work Drinks?

Question:
I’ve been working in this company for nearly half a year, and recently a group of colleagues from another department invited me to join them for dinner and drinks after work. Since I don’t interact much with them at work, this would be a good chance for me to get to know them better but I’m worried if they have any ulterior motives. Should I accept?

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