Who can tell you what to drink or not to drink?

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Not Taking Part In Miller Time Puts Wisc. Man In Unemployment Line
    Isac Aguero May Try To Get Job At Anheuser-Busch

    POSTED: 6:23 pm EST February 11, 2005
    UPDATED: 10:11 pm EST February 11, 2005

    RACINE, Wis. -- The battle of the beers took a new twist in Racine this week when a Miller beer distributor fired an employee whose picture was in the paper. He was drinking a Bud Light.

    Competition between Miller Brewing and Budweiser has never been hotter, according to affiliate station WISN 12 News in Milwaukee.

    Anheuser-Busch may have three times the market share of Miller, but Miller is the hometown brew.

    "This is what happens when you drink a great beer," former C.J.W. employee Isac Aguero said.

    Last Saturday night in Racine at the Mardi Crawl on Main Street, a newspaper photographer asked a group of revelers to pose for a picture. The only problem was that a man holding a Bud Light worked for a Miller distributor.

    "I was just having a good time," Aguero said.

    Aguero said when he went to work on the day his picture hit the paper, the place was abuzz.

    "When I came in, they said, 'You're in trouble for drinking Bud Light,'" Aguero said.

    Then, his boss gave him the ax.

    "I asked him to tell me the reason why I'm fired, and he was like, 'There's no reason. We just don't need you no more,'" Aguero said.

    To Aguero, the reason was as clear as his picture in the Racine Journal Times.

    Aguero's boss wasn't in, but off-camera, a C.J.W. employee told 12 News that it won't discuss personnel issues, but said the company does not tell its workers what to drink.

    C.J.W'.s employee handbook doesn't directly address drinking the competition.

    "It's my choice of beer. Who can tell you what to drink or not to drink? What you like?" Aguero asked.

    Aguero is supporting two young sons so he's on the job hunt, but he's trying to keep his sense of humor.

    "I was actually thinking I was going to go apply at Anheuser-Busch," Aguero said.
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    Budweiser should sense the great promotional opportunity and hire this guy.

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