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Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes

Kegs are the new water coolers: Happy hour at work

Workaholics rejoice, more and more companies are starting to add beer vending machines, kegs and happy hours in hopes of keeping employees happy during all work hours.

According to The Wall Street Journal, companies like Boston advertising agency Arnold Worldwide have added office happy hours to bring in the best workers, make strong employee connections and keep people in the office even longer.

While some think that a cold one on the desk might not be such a bad idea, employment lawyers fear it may lead to employee DUIs, sexual harassment, assault and even rape. Others also fear it may lead to social barriers between those who drink and those who don't.

However, in order to tame their workers and quiet the naysayers, Arnold Worldwide only gives employees three to five drink credits a month and managers can allot more credits to harder working employees.

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Open and honest on the air, Bruce is deeply passionate about local and national issues affecting our community. Pamela brings a heavy news perspective while discussing the days most important topics.

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