Saskatoon bartender drunkenly quits, attempts to get job back 2 days later

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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/18/2019

After a birthday celebration at his workplace that included too much alcohol, a bartender suddenly announced he was quitting.

Ryan Vandale had worked at the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club #38 in Saskatoon since 2010. On his 35th birthday on Oct. 13, 2018, he went to the club around 6 p.m. to celebrate. Vandale was also a member of the club and he wasn’t on duty that evening. 

Vandale began to over-imbibe and “before I knew it, I was on autopilot. Don’t recall what happened.” Many drinks and alcohol shots were given to Vandale that evening, he testified.