25 August, 2015 9:30
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
After just 35 minutes in the pub, every person sitting at the table reserved for Out-Bush magazine’s quarterly staff drinks have decided to pack in.
With what looked to be an endless bar tab, a good crowd solid drinkers and early dinner out of the way – Managing Director, Ben Bridle, can’t understand what went wrong.
“I’d been down the street buying a pack of smokes,”
“By the time I rushed back… I only caught the last of them. I thought we were gonna turn on one. I was paying for everything.”
By the time Mr Bridle had returned from the local convenience store he, just about everyone in the office had left the table – leaving only the newly appointed unpaid intern and Sarah from HR.
“Sarah had a very serious look on her face and the Jacob [intern] looked like he was about to cry,” said Bridle.
“Turns out he’s fucked everything up after buying the first round. I should have known that he wasn’t mature enough to handle the company card,”
It is believed that Jacob the intern (19) was met with severe hostility and disgust by the rest of the office after he decided to buy 12 x pints of Phantom Brewers Passionfruit Lager.
“I had to file and incident report with HR. The kid got a very serious warning about forcing personal beliefs onto other staff members.” said a cranky Bridle, who was ready to really turn one on.
“Fuck it, I might go ahead and fire the little prick,”
“It’s just not acceptable. I should have left the card with Kev from accounts – he knows a real beer.”