Young job candidates in the southwestern city of Chongqing were found drunkenly passed out on a popular square on November 8th, 2010 after a “liquid lunch” with a potential employer
BEIJING - In college I once attended a career week event nicknamed, “Don’t Order the Spaghetti,” which was supposed to educate us soon-to-be graduates on how to approach a business lunch with a potential employer.
None of it would have prepared me for the binge drinking round of the interview process.
In a story put out by Netease (Click here for rest of gallery) last week, 4 young men – 2 of whom are due to graduate from university next year – in China’s southwestern metropolis of Chongqing were found passed out drunk on a popular city square after a boozy lunch with their leader-to-be.
Following their second round of interviews, the company manager invited the four interviewees out for lunch, where the men pulled out all the stops to impress their potential boss to be:
Eager to impress the boss, they competed in drinking more alcohol. In the end they were wasted. At first, they just sat on the ground chatting, but soon three of them lied down and passed out. The fourth guy leaned against a telephone pole, standing unsteadily, occasionally muttered some words out his mouth [sic] and shivered non-stop.
No news yet on whether any of them got the job.
China has a long history of heavy work drinking and “liquid lunches” that has been a source of embarrassment in recent years. Just last year, a senior police officer in the southern city of Shenzhen was declared a revolutionary hero after he “died in the line of duty” binge drinking at a banquet with government officials.
Don’t expect a similar hero’s return for these poor boys from their families.
Thanks to China Hush for the link.