Blog: Drinking on the job
Chris Brook-Carter | 31 March 2004
Nice work if you can get it? Don’t ask AmBev.
It was reported this week, that a Brazilian court has ordered the brewing giant to pay €1.7m to an employee whose job turned him to drink. Berd Naveke became an alcoholic after the company made him taste 8 litres of Brahma a day as part of his job, it was claimed.
Naveke told Brazilian daily O Globo: “I came home drunk every night.”
He had held the job for 22 years.
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