Being drunk at work

@BYOLA2871 (4371)
South Africa
May 18, 2008 7:06am CST
As the HR manager I your company, you are in the position of dealing with different types of employees. Some of these employees come to work drunk or drink at work.Incidentally,you also a few of your most efficient employee in this attitude, how do you handle this kind of attitude, will you fire them straight away?
4 responses
@jesbellaine (4140)
• Philippines
18 May 08
having a drunk employee reporting to work should be given a proper warning then if he can, he can be sent home so that he can rest. They need a second chance then if he does it again then maybe, a sanction like getting suspended for couple of days before they can actually be terminated from work.
@BYOLA2871 (4371)
• South Africa
20 May 08
warning is always the first thing but some people you will discover are just perpetual sinners and will do the same thing over and over ,sending them home is a good idea at least for safety sake but will it make them change their attitude?
• Canada
13 Aug 12
Thing is they, conceal it so well, am I responsible as a supervisor to say anything on someone else comment, that could cause major upset for me and the staff. I thought about calling in his license plate. I really don't know what to do. Mind my own business came to mind, also.
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
18 May 08
I will reprimand first. No matter how good they are in their wokr but if they will not follow some limitations as far as drinking is concern, I will not hold them in the company is the attitude will not changed. No customers would appreciate to transact to any people who are drunk. It will affect so much the integrity of the company!
@BYOLA2871 (4371)
• South Africa
20 May 08
that attitude will defionitely have a terrible effect on the business of the company,the clients will never find a drunken staff funny,they belong in the employment market.
• United States
21 May 08
I agree and immediate action should be taken regarding this issue! I guess it's always part of employee's manual.
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
18 May 08
I think if an employee comes to work drunk then they should be given a warning and sent home in a ride with someone who hasn't been drinking. I would not give them any more chances after that. If they come to work drunk again, they would be fired right away. There is a time and place for everything and they should not come to work like that anyway.
@BYOLA2871 (4371)
• South Africa
20 May 08
YOU are right about this but you will be surprised that it is easier to employ than to fire here in the couintry where i live in,it is a little difficult to dismiss an employee.
@trisha27 (3495)
• United States
13 Aug 12
I think that is crazy that people would go to work drunk. Like really? There are times and places for you to be drinking and to not be drinking and if you don't want to lose your job, then don't drink before coming to work and definitely do not drink at work. You know when you have to go to work, so why drink before even getting there. And I'm just shaking my head at those who go to work and drink while on the clock that is just unprofessional. I think maybe if its their first offense, and they are also a really good hard worker then I would give them just one more chance and that is it. Warn them that it is unprofessional. Send them home in a taxi cab and that is that. If they continuously show up to work drunk then it is time to let them go.