Not one for office Christmas parties. As an accountant I don’t see the point in wasting money when we should be giving employees higher salaries and better benefits. We have employees who cannot make it from paycheck to paycheck. Especially this time of year when they need money for their children.
I would rather employees have the option of getting a check instead for the cost the company spends per guest. Keep in mind that attending the party may mean the employee has to pay a babysitter in order to stay late at work to please her boss. Boss says that would be too complicated.
He says the Christmas party is good for morale. Well, what about the morale in the worker’s home?
–JS, Warwick, RI
- Especially if Christmas is not a part of their culture.