Reality is is that the guy is probably retired at 50, collecting a fat pension from the teachers or police/fire union contracts. He's playing golf three days a week and fishing on the others. If not he owns his own business, makes his own hours and writes off every dollar he spends as a business expense.
And you open the WSJ every day to learn 7% off your company is gonna be laid off. Off course you drink more scotch than you should.