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Old 09-02-2018, 04:45 PM
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Oh okay, perhaps I'm wrong then, and maybe it's the work environment that is the problem and not the number of frequent coffee drinkers that are dramatic.

Old 09-02-2018, 04:47 PM
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Coffee? You would also have to ban monster, red bull, every other energy drink ever existed, sugary drinks, caffeine pills, supplements, candy, and anything that can be found in a supplements shop.

So no, we should not ban coffee from the workplace.

This does not even rise to the standard of a "great debate." People are actually more dramatic and rude if they DON'T have their coffee.
Old 09-02-2018, 04:51 PM
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by Cida View Post
I think that if there were a situation where a vote were taken, they'd rather get rid of you than get rid of coffee.

I've certainly seen "dramatic" people, but I think it's their basic personality, not something that magically appears with their morning coffee. I have no idea of what your workplace may be like, but my jobs have all been office jobs where people routinely have coffee, tea, and caffeinated sodas at their desk.

By the way, most bosses don't want relaxed workers. They want energized workers.

Banning caffeine in the workplace is a really bad idea. CEOs and managers also love their coffee.
Old 09-02-2018, 04:57 PM
Location: Garbage, NC
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This is silly.
Old 09-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Location: Central IL
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Originally Posted by ocnjgirl View Post
Then you'd have to ban everything containing caffeine, including tea and soda. Even Excedrin contains caffeine.
You're right - how many work days do I have a splitting headache and Excedrin is the only way I can get through it?!
Old 09-02-2018, 05:24 PM
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Ok, you seriously are asking if coffee or cola should be banned in the workplace? No, but drinking anything around computers or other machinery is commonly banned in many workplaces.

Morning coffee is a nice thing for a company to make employees feel valued, but drinking free coffee all day is not healthy or necessary. If someone is abusing the coffee, they probably have other issues that need to be dealt with.
Old 09-02-2018, 05:38 PM
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Well I thought employees could feel valued by giving them non caffeine drinks maybe.

But true, I guess it's not banning all caffeine drinks just because maybe a 20% of employees abusive it and bring negative energy as a result.
Old 09-02-2018, 06:11 PM
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You clearly have to much time on your hands.
Old 09-02-2018, 06:29 PM
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OMG. Seriously??!!!!

Enough already.
Old 09-02-2018, 06:47 PM
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From my own experience, I know that caffeine can exacerbate anxiety, which can lead to "dramatic" behavior. I no longer drink coffee at work, only tea (which has less than half the caffeine of coffee). But of course tons of people do drink coffee every day with no ill effects.
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