Getting hammered at a company happy hour So I have a dilemma. After being sick for a week, and actually having to spend St. Patty's sober, having my mother visiting (which means she's living in my apartment) for three weeks, and having a new job have all come together to make me feel the need to go out and get smashed in true DrunkCajun form. It's been a good while since the last time that I can honestly say I was good and drunk (okay, truth be told its been 2 weeks), and I'm feeling the urge. There's a company happy hour this Thursday, and my company is small, young, and the employees here are purportedly known for partying hard. The weekly newsletter that went out on Friday had back page trivia, including: "guess which manager was spotted staggering through Adams-Morgan at 3am last weekend, repeatedly wishing the wrong coworker a happy birthday while fighting a losing battle with gravity." The CEO is known for getting smashed at his own happy hours. Finally, at 4 pm every Friday the office makes a beer run and we drink at our desks as we wrap up the week. Now to the meat of the question: is it a faux pas for me to go out and show my true colors at Thursday's happy hour by taking full advantage of the company-sponsored drinks and get good and drunk? Keep in mind that I've only been working here since last Tuesday.