LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Now that many of us are working from home, celebrating the end of the workday with co-workers is no longer possible.
In pre-pandemic times, going out for a couple of drinks after finishing off that spreadsheet or attending that end-of-day PowerPoint presentation was the norm.
However, now that all tasks are virtual, some may determine there are less obstacles in the way to hinder drinking earlier on in the day.
Alcohol.org, a resource for the treatment of alcohol use disorder, conducted a study of 3,300 workers who are currently working from home to find out how their drinking habits have changed during lockdown.
It was found that the average employee working from home in Nevada has their first drink of the day at 5:06 pm (compared to a national average of 4:36 pm).
Broken down across the country, it was found West Virginians have their first drink earliest in the day at 3:24 p.m. Comparatively, Hawaii residents start drinking the latest in the day at an average of 7:30 p.m.