TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/03/21: Coca Cola and a generic brand name machines in grocery store. Despite unhealthy reviews carbonated drinks sell a lot and many companies want a cut in profits. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Are Coca-Cola Employees Really Forbidden From Drinking Pepsi?
Both the leading brands in the beverage industry — Coca-Cola and Pepsi have a massive fan following. While consumers have the freedom to choose the beverage they like, is it the same for Coca-Cola employees? Has the company taken the rivalry to such an extent that they have forbidden their employees from drinking a carbonated soft drink made by Pepsi?
A Coca-Cola employee by the name of Mike Smith responded to a Quora question whether a Coca-Cola employee drinking a beverage by their rival companies during working hours could face termination. "Upon being hired you actually sign an agreement stating you will not purchase or consume ANY competitors products or face termination," Smith posted.
He added, “I used to have a small business card size laminated paper they give at hiring listing the brands you are not allowed to consume due to competition but unfortunately it's been years and I am unable to find it." Additionally, Coca-Cola has other rules like not being allowed to talk to the media and having to report one another among others.