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I was talking to a client today and the subject of holiday parties came up. For the past couple of years they had a favorite restaurant they would go to. But this year the restaurant went under new management and that is when things got weird. He heard a story that management was pushing their open bar packages onto people holding parties which were ridiculously expensive. If parties did not take the open bar packages and instead choose to pay for an open tab, the bar would treat cocktails as two separate drinks. So a Jack and Coke became one shot of Jack and one Coke. So my client's boss decided to go somewhere else instead.
Has anyone ever heard of that?
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What is an open bar package?
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I thought your heading was about lawyers!
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I guess the bar is free to push their open bar deal, but if they billed a drink in a "non-traditional" way, that doesn't sound right.
I think it's for the best your firm is going somewhere else.
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I think all shenanigans should be barred.
The Bogleheads are a diverse group. I'm sure someone who has experience with this will stagger forward at some point.
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An open bar package with the employer paying for it? In case of an accident after the party with a party goer drunk, the employer would be liable with his deep pockets.
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Then head over to another place? I can't imagine there's only 1 place nearby that you guys can live with...
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Wait... is the restaurant named "Shenanigans"?
Stay on target...
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