Where did the donation to charity go in place of the staff Christmas party ?
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The same reason all of the executives get to park their fancy cars in special spots in Dallas. The cuts they make serve themselves well. BP “and this and that”.
It looks like Dallas got a real holiday party, with booze and everything. Why such disparity between offices?
They meant “Holiday Party” which by the way in the NYC/Hoboken offices was always very popular . Besides taking away the Holiday Party they also got rid of the annual Summer Outing which always was also well attended. However the Ann Arbor office had a summer party as well as a trip to a Tigers baseball game.
So the message and protocol in the London office was uniform with NYC/Hoboken regarding the Christmas party:
Donate to charity instead of a party - this is a farce b/c corporations donate at this time of year
Staff took a vote to cancel the Christmas party - another farce as nobody was aware of this, eyes were when many in the office read this last year
All is great - the last farce
In London there used to be a party, which I believe was stopped last year in favour of giving a donation to charity. This was also supposed to be at the wishes of the staff, but I am not aware of anyone who voted for this.
I am all in favour of large corporations donating to worthy causes, but they also need to be careful not to undermine the goodwill and moral within the organisation.
Also, if the company did make a donation, which was at the expense of not have a party, it would be good to be transparent and say who they supported. Why not let the staff decide where the donation goes ?
It's almost amusing to see how cheap the company has become. I'm surprised they even provide anything anymore. It's embarrassing.
Christmas party was canceled last year for my location. It consisted of the NYC and Hoboken locations. Leadership in Tax sent out an email saying instead of a big party we’d like you to celebrate with your team in the office. They then decided people should bring food and drinks to the party. In other words, there wasn’t a budget for it. Let’s just say it fell flat. There wasn’t a gathering or food brought to speak of.
There used to be a "Christmas Prom" in Stamford for the corporate types. Gala event, full holiday wear with significant others in full plumage.
I went to it the last year before DH was retired in favor of TG. DH went a little overboard with the raffle prizes that year, basically called an audible on every prize to double its value. DH was a genuinely nice guy...he knew and was friendly / respectful to everyone from the janitor to his EA and directs.
Yeah the Reuters acquisition changed a lot about the Thomson Corp culture, mostly for the worse.
No, seriously, who used to get a company- sponsored Christmas party? Is this also an Eagan thing?
Are exec bonuses considered charitable? Because by canceling the party, margins increased a little, and their bonuses became more achievable.
Thank you for all your hard work, but no, you may not come to DW's new vacation home, unless you are a Mean Girl.
What Christmas party? Most locations haven't had them in years.