Need a reason to crack open a cold one in the office? Now you’ve got it and it’s backed up by science…
According to researchers from Cambridge University and Rand Europe, drinking alcohol won’t affect your productivity at work.
Well, if you roll into the office half-cut at lunchtime, trip over your desk, slur violently at a colleague and swill the remains of your vodka at your boss, it will. And you’ll get fired.
But the research found that eating, smoking and drinking doesn’t have any effect on how well you can do your job. So, the occasional Wednesday night piss-up won’t turn you into a bad worker.
As long as you get yourself to bed at a reasonable hour, that is - research also found that those who were running on six hours sleep or less were nowhere near as productive as colleagues who get seven or eight hours of kip per night.
In summary: go out on the lash with your mates any night of the week, have yourself an extra couple of hours sleep, and you’re laughing.