From the January 1981 magazine.

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Trends in Occupational Programs

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More and more companies are using shape-up-or-be-fired programs to deal with alcohol-troubled employees, the Conference Board says in a study.

"Conventional wisdom says that alcoholics will typically accept the loss of friends, spouses, and children without controlling their drinking, but the threat of losing one's job is said to be the most effective motivation for getting the...

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