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    Brewer must pay alcoholic beer taster

    SAO PAULO, Brazil - A Brazilian court has ordered local brewer Ambev to pay 100,000 reals (US$49,400; euro36,400) to an alcoholic beer taster who drank about a liter and a half (3.2 pints) of beer each day.

    The unidentified employee alleged that the company did not provide the health measures needed to keep him from developing alcoholism, a labor court in the Rio Grande do Sul state said in a statement Friday.

    The employee said in his lawsuit that for more than a decade, he drank between 16 and 25 small glasses of beer during his eight-hour shifts at the company

    The employee said he also received a bottle of beer after each shift.

    An initial ruling had favored Ambev, or Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, which can still appeal the decision. The company alleged the employee already was an alcoholic before becoming a beer taster.

    Judge Jose Felipe Ledur said the company still was negligent because an alcoholic should never have been made a beer taster.

    Ledur also said the employee's alcohol dependency had worsened in recent years and that even on vacation, the employee felt like drinking the same amount of beer he drank at work.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070506/ap_on_fe_st/brazil_beer_taster

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    Re: Brewer must pay alcoholic beer taster

    Getting paid to drink for a living. What a great gig.

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    ??? I wonder if he stops at the bar after work for a few drinks?

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    Re: Brewer must pay alcoholic beer taster

    What a great job, I wonder if he got to do the tasting at Rio de Janeiro
    during carnival?
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    Re: Brewer must pay alcoholic beer taster

    "Prophet" wrote:
    What a great job, I wonder if he got to do the tasting at Rio de Janeiro
    during carnival?
    I'm sure you did while you were there.

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