This is why I started drinking

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BlackJack616, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    I never use to drink but once I became a driver I noticed i started to drink more

    Long working hours linked to increased risky alcohol use
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150113204339.htm

    "Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks, finds a new study. Risky alcohol consumption is considered as more than 14 drinks per week for women and more than 21 drinks per week for men. It is believed to increase risk of adverse health problems, including liver diseases, cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease and mental disorders."
     
  2. Makes sense. Look at the oil fields. The amount of booze those guys consume is incredible.
     
  3. Number24

    Number24 #24

    cheers!
     
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Thanks for the info .
    I'll limit myself to 20 for now on .
     
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  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Interesting. But I have drank allot less since becoming a driver. If I buy a 6pack of beer it takes me 3 or 4 days to finish it.

    A six pack of Mike's is a different story.
     
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  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I got a buddy working there. They work 16 hour days for 2 weeks straight then get a week off.

    I think they drink because your body needs wind down time before it's ready for bed. One way to get around that is have a few quick whiskeys right after work.
     
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  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I I buy a six pack it would last me a year if I didn't have to throw it out for going bad first.
     
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    They drink because there is nothing else to do or that they want to do when they are off work. It has nothing to do with the actual work. Same reason why a lot of military people that are stationed over see drink a lot. There is little to do when your not working. Drinking makes the off time go by a little faster and more enjoyable.
     
  9. Per day?
     
  10. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Try weed. So much better.
     
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  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Don't listen to them. H is the way to go!
     
  12. Hemp,?
     
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Helium.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Don't want to drink, don't drink.
     
  15. All this beer talk,is making me thirsty.
     
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
     
  17. Well that and going from the 2 weeks of 18 hour days to nothing has to make things boring. I've been out there, there's two things to do. Shoot guns and drink. Some guys have decided to try both at the same time.
     
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Lol. Yeah my buddy flies home every week off.

    He says at the end of the two weeks you literally want to kill yourself. Then he says you get your check and it's like ok I can do this again. Lol
     
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    So that's the reason you started...what reason will you need to stop?
     
  20. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Does drinking a lot lead to the use of unusually large fonts?
     
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