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Florida company rewards employees with free beer

By Mason White 11:56 AM March 11, 2013
Employees drinking on the job 

By: Debbie Gross
Drinking alcohol while on a job is a big no no. At one company however, drinking alcohol at work is a form of reward, according to press reports in Florida.

The employees of a healthcare company in Florida are allowed to drink alcohol for free, on company time, thanks to a benefit known as “beer cart Fridays”.

Advance Medical CEO Jennifer Fuicelli has been throwing the beer wagon around for two years as part of an unconventional business culture that rewards employees for their hard work throughout the week.

She said the company began in 2005 with four employees and now has 350 employees in two locations, Port Orange, Florida, and Broomfield, Colorado.

The company also has days reserved for a Halloween costume party, barbecues on the clock and the birthday “get out of jail free” card, which can be used for a paid day off.

Employees are limited to beer, which Fuicelli said is a small price that pays huge dividends. “When I tell my friends and family about the drinking that goes on every Friday, they cannot believe me. This is awesome,” one employee, said.