I’m drunk as a Peruvian janitor!

January 15, 2009

It turns out that Peru’s top court has ruled that workers cannot be fired for being drunk on the job.

I’ll repeat that, so it can sink in. Workers. Drunk as a skunk. Can’t be fired. In Peru.

It so happens that the guy in this court case was a janitor, but the government said two other workers they’ve fired for showing up drunk were DRIVERS.

So, how long until we hear from other professions wanting the same rights? I’m talking about air traffic controllers, dentists, SWAT team snipers….

And you know where this will end up? Somebody’s going to want the right to BLOG drunk!

Anyway, until this awful court decision is reversed, let’s all remember what they say: Friends don’t let friends work in Peru!

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Above: Peru’s President Alan Garcia shares a toast with the national drink “Pisco Sour” in Lima, in 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Below: Man drinks wine during a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima in 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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Well, assuming you’re not WWI now, I think this blog is pretty saucy already. I’ll let you know if I smell anything on your breath -er, ink -er, keyboard? Maybe we should just watch for excessive typos.

P.S. That’s not World War I, it’s Writing While Intoxicated..

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

@ Bandage- We already have a term for that- TUI. Typing Under the Influence. Because I really did think you were saying World War One.

Posted by Kylie | Report as abusive


At first I thought you meant Writing Whatever Idiocy or perhaps Willfully Writing Idiocy… thanks for clarifying that one! Perhaps it’s just me TUI!!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Wow! Who knew?

… but how do you know Bob doesn’t write his first draft with pen and paper? Would that then be WUI? And then there’s my cousin, LUI…

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

Great comments. I need a drink.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

where are your sense of humor….Salud ! Sante!. Prosit!

while we all wait the reverse of the judge decision!

I assure you, as a Peruvian my humble opinion is that it is going to be the first and the last of that kind of decisions. :)

Posted by maria | Report as abusive

When did being Peruvian become a cliche’ joke? Holy Cats!

Com’on lets all sing it out…

Somos libres, seámoslo siempre,
y antes niegue sus luces el sol
que faltemos al voto solemne
que la patria al Eterno elevó.

Posted by Gaston El Cabron | Report as abusive