Will you drink on the job if offered by client?

1 year 9 months ago #583110 by Peter P
I just posted another thread here about needing to find a new assistant.  Basically I had to let another go because he was caught doing shots with my wedding client yesterday.  When he was supposed to be going around and taking photos.  His excuse was "I'm not drunk", and then "if the client offers, it's disrespectful to say no".  

Perhaps I'm the odd ball here.  But I have a zero drink policy while a client has expectations from me.  

Am I part of the norm, or off in left field?  


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1 year 9 months ago #583165 by effron
In my younger days I rarely passed on a sip or ten, but even then, NEVER did I drink on the job or with clients....

Why so serious?
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1 year 9 months ago - 1 year 9 months ago #583182 by garyrhook
Your assistant was an idiot, and any assumption that he/she was available for drinking meant that he/she was making overtures to someone.

The answer should always be, "thank you, but no, I'm working." That's not too hard to understand.

And while we're at it: sounds like you need a contract for your subs/seconds, that clarifies expectations pre/during/post of the engagement. Where a violation of contract terms means immediate dismissal and forfeiture of all but basic compensation (travel expenses, time at minimum wage, etc).


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1 year 9 months ago #583211 by effron
Yup, somebody needs a new assistant.....

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1 year 9 months ago #583229 by Thomas S
Depends on who is buying?  

Seriously, the answer is no.  Not while on the clock.  


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1 year 9 months ago #583250 by Rudy Sosa
Nope, never, wouldn't even consider it.


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1 year 9 months ago #583258 by Stanly
Something goes wrong with the gig, if you have been drinking, even a sip, you are opening up a nasty door of liability.  

Answer is simple, don't drink when working.  

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1 year 9 months ago #583271 by Moe
+2 agree on this one!


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1 year 9 months ago #583358 by Amy Porter
I know people who have and still do.  Personally that is one line I've never crossed and never will. 


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1 year 9 months ago #583422 by CaptNemo
:agree:   you don't want to end up on the cover of Yahoo for silly photos you took. 


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1 year 9 months ago #583438 by Camera Diva
Never have, and never will.  

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1 year 9 months ago #583447 by Sue Bidwell
Never even considered it. 


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1 year 9 months ago #583474 by Vahrenkamp
Drinking on the job is just asking for trouble.  It sends a "I'm not a professional" message and above all, it's just not fair for your client.  


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1 year 9 months ago #583516 by JMunoz
Easy for me, I quit drinking 17 years ago this July.


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1 year 9 months ago #583589 by Ben Vanderbilt
Can't say I have, not a big drinker to begin with either.  I've had plenty of times where I was offered a drink, however, I always turn those down. 


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