The following snippet from one of my lectures in the KBC Professional Certification Program is now part of the ebook Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea!
From the lecture in Chapter 6 of Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea!
"One of the things that surprised me when I first came to Korea was that there really isn’t a social stigma against frequent drinking.Perhaps this reflects my upbringing, but the amount of drinking Koreans freely own up to would generally be frowned upon back where I come from.
"I remember when I first started work at LG International back in the mid-90s and was being introduced to the director of our division, it came up in conversation that Director Kim was a big-time drinker. This was offered as a compliment, which the director proudly acknowledged to be true. And what I find remarkable about this story is just how unremarkable it is in Korea, even nearly twenty years later.