ATX611 saidOk, I like this site, a lot of varying opinions. Ok, I graduated just recently and have an internship, I have to say my degree deals with advertising/marketing/P.R. and I love it. Now, my internship requires me to go out, network, get crazy and drink. Having said that the guy I'm seeing thinks I drink too much, but it's kind of part of the internship. I refuse to let anyone come in between my career and myself, should he just deal with it? I'm tired of explaining myself, questions, comments, concerns?
I've done internships. You don't HAVE to drink.
You don't have to, yes, but in his field of work, it's recommended. It's a common practice among business men to take clients out for drinks, get them to relax and comfortable with you to make a better trade and such. So while you don't have to, it is often frowned upon and makes your job more difficult if you can't loosen up with a couple drinks. Alcohol is practically in every culture, something everyone can enjoy.
Anyway, back on topic. As long as you are not an alcoholic, I don't see the problem in letting your partner just suck it up and deal with it. Drinking is fine as long as you control the drinks, not the other way around.
Best wishes to you sir.