Do Startups Have a Drinking Problem?
Sarah Jane Coffey

I don’t drink anymore. About 4–5 years ago, I realized even half a beer gave me evil heartburn. So I stopped. Yes, I know, tums, but fuck that. If I don’t drink, the problem goes away.

But even with a “reason” I still dislike the relentless “woohoo” party nature of startups. Along with all the reasons you listed, it also ensures that everyone is a clone.

I’m sorry, they’re a “good culture fit”. Don’t drink? Not working here, you’re not a part of the culture, you don’t fit in.

Good job startup assholes, you’ve transformed tech into a high school clique.



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