The article goes on to mention that this is part of an experiment where they showed a bunch of management types "a video recording of a dramatized interview over dinner between a pair of actors playing a manager and a prospective hire."
Job applicants who drink alcohol are perceived as less intelligent and less hireable by American bosses, a bias dubbed the "imbibing idiot bias" in a study published on Monday.
In a series of six related experiments, researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania found that an association with alcohol caused observers to "expect cognitive impairment" in a job seeker.
"Merely holding an alcoholic beverage may reduce the perceived intelligence of the person," Scott Rick and Maurice Schweitzer wrote.
A job interview over dinner? I suppose it happens, but none of my interviews have involved a meal. They've actually all been more about fluorescent lighting and cluttered desks, though I think one guy who was interviewing me had some Chinese takeout in his office. At least it smelled like Chinese food.