February 5, 2009
Furlough Fridays at Rubicon

Attn.: State workers
From: Rubicon Brewing Company
Re: Furlough Fridays, 10 percent discount

Due to mandatory unpaid days off on the first and third Fridays of each month - otherwise known as "furloughs" - affected state workers are being encouraged to spend those days off with a pint of ale in hand. Rubicon Brewing Company, the midtown microbrewery at 2004 Capitol Ave., is offering a 10 percent discount to state employees on their bill during furlough days. Whether you're classified as an SSA, OA, OT or any other state employee acronym, the Rubicon is prepared to cut you a break.

"If they take a pay cut, why shouldn't we?" said Rubicon owner Glynn Phillips in a statement.

The 10 percent discount related to this memo will commence Feb. 6, and conclude upon which date the furlough order is terminated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (also known as: your boss). Thank you for your attention - now back to work.

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