Friday, February 02, 2007

And, if I'm wrong beer Monday.

Monarch Beverage Co. told all 630 employees to stay home the day after Super Bowl XLI and enjoy some free beers during their bonus long weekend.

The beer-and-wine distributor decided to make Monday a paid holiday and plans to send workers home Thursday and Friday with a six-pack of Blue Moon beer and a Super Bowl T-shirt.

Indianapolis-based Monarch runs operation centers in Indianapolis, Evansville and New Albany. Company officials said they decided to make Monday a holiday after they fielded more requests for time off than they could grant.

�The Colts� wins have had an extraordinary impact on our business, and we want to return that support,� Monarch Beverage CEO Phil Terry said.

I am working at the wrong place. (h/t: my producer Matt Reynolds.)