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Beer Diplomacy Fails at Houston TV Commercial Production Company

Beer Diplomacy Houston TV Commercial Production Company TVMan, Inc. found out the hard way that President Obama’s “Beer Diplomacy” isn’t a good idea in the workplace.

“We followed the story very carefully,” said TVMan, Inc. Human Resource VP Laurie Burcham.  “It seemed to work on TV.”

Last Friday TVMan, Inc. production  designer, Chester Spitzer had a disagreement with fellow designer Buddy Knox .  Knox borrowed a pencil from Spitzer then chewed  the eraser off and left teeth marks on the pencil itself.

“The two were about to come to blows,” said Burcham.  “So I invited them into my office like the President did and offered to settle this over a beer.”

The meeting seemed to cool things off for a while until Spitzer picked another fight with a different employee a half hour later.

“So I invited him and they other guy back in for another beer to settle things,” said Burcham.

By days end Spitzer had picked fights 6 more coworkers and was barely able to walk out of the TVMan, Inc. HR offices after the last meeting.

Since then Spitzer has started what he calls his “Happy Hour” argument with other employees around 4pm.

“I’m not sure how we are going to handle this,” said Burcham.  “He’s starting to drop off chips and dip at the HR Office at the beginning of the day.”

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August 3, 2009 - Posted by | TV Production Houston, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Beer huh? Who would have thought? Please keep us up to date, we may need to implement something like that here.

    Comment by sandy session | August 4, 2009 | Reply

    • Sandy-

      Thanks for your response. HR departments around the country need to continue to try new methods of conflict resolution. Perhaps your workplace would benefit from something similar? If this doesn’t work for us we’re going to have to go back to tried and true methods of HR like threatening to fire everyone and hire trained monkeys. It worked when my grandpa started TVMan, Inc. during the late 1800’s.

      Have a nice day.

      Comment by tvmanonline | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. LOL…Love it! Love your humor….so “The Onion” I’ve got you bookmarked now for my required humor of the day!

    Comment by Karin@creativechaos | August 4, 2009 | Reply

    • All of us at TVMan, Inc. are flattered Karin.

      We usually update weekly unless something wild happens. That’s usually on Monday or Tuesday. We’ll have someone in the mailroom send you a note.

      Did you read the one about the “Creepy Six Flags Guy”? or the “Food Poisoning at the Picnic”? Those are two or our readers favorites.


      Comment by tvmanonline | August 4, 2009 | Reply

    • Karin-
      New blog posting up!!!

      Comment by tvmanonline | August 11, 2009 | Reply

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