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No Drinking On The Job...Interview

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Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania found that US job applicants who drink alcohol are thought of as less intelligent and less hireable -- a situation dubbed the "imbibing idiot bias."

"Merely holding an alcoholic beverage may reduce the perceived intelligence of the person," the study said.

Reuters reports:

"In one of their experiments, the researchers asked 610 middle managers at U.S. companies to evaluate a video recording of a dramatized interview over dinner between a pair of actors playing a manager and a prospective hire.

"The script for the questions and answers was the same in all cases. In some of the mock interviews, the manager ordered 'Coke' or 'the house Merlot.' The job seeker also ordered either the soft drink or the wine.

"Regardless of what the manager ordered, job seekers were seen as less worthy of being hired and less 'intelligent, scholarly and intellectual' when they ordered the Merlot."

Hey, wait a second -- I can see some HR guy looking at you askance if you ordered a box of Boone's Farm Country Kwencher, but a glass of wine with dinner?

Whatever.

Listen, if you're a drinkin' man and you still get the job -- no matter what some college boys say in some sort of silly paper, there's a product out there just waiting to be placed on your new desk:



Now, the only question is, Stoli or Absolut?
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TAGS:  JOBS, UNEMPLOYMENT, ALCOHOL, LET'S PARTY!    SOURCE:   Reuters
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