Most people, when starting a new job, like to make a good impression, and in a drink-sodden sector such as PR, alcohol consumption is an area of particular concern. New employees, while anxious to show they can hold their booze at lunchtime and after work, can spend months bringing their morning vodka to work in Highland Spring bottles. So imagine turning up on your first day, only to be told you’re being thrown straight into a project which entails employees of your company discussing their alcohol consumption on national television.
Luckily for Amy Taylor, recent recruit to Buffalo Communications, she was only co-ordinating the appearance of three colleagues on BBC Breakfast last week, where they took part in a discussion about women’s drinking, and were told they were sinking rather more than the recommended limit (Don’t we all?). Useful ammunition for Amy in future office politics, and a reminder to the rest of us: if you do drink, don’t do drunk (when your colleagues are watching…).