Saw a "sad" story at Reuters that details how the recession is affecting hardworking (and apparently hard-drinking) Canadian brewery workers at Molson. According to the story:
Molson retirees in the province of Newfoundland will see their monthly allotment of beer fall from six dozen a month to zero over the next five years.
Current workers will see their allotment drop from 72 dozen bottles a year to 52 dozen.
What other job would give you 72 dozen bottles of beer a year as part of your employee benefits program? I can't decide which is worse -- giving employees tons of free beer, or taking it away.
And this might not be the end of the story, as the unions involved "have launched grievances in Montreal and Vancouver, where the allotment is less." So, crack a cold one, and stay tuned.