holiday parties

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Behold the amazing attention to detail that was brought to wrapping the desk of a colleague, who showed up late the day after group holiday party. The mouse! The stapler! The tight, clean corners on the monitors!

The good news: due to logistical issues, no one will be fired before tonight’s holiday party! The less good news: you’ll likely still be fired eventually. Read more »

  • 30 Nov 2012 at 4:08 PM

Those Were The Days

In 2006, one unnamed US finance firm was said to have held its London Christmas party at Madame Tussauds. Following the event, it was found that two of the waxworks had lost their heads and Jennifer Aniston was missing a finger. [eF]

  • 07 Dec 2011 at 5:44 PM

We’ve Got Your Office Holiday Party Right Here

Are you employed by an organization that jumped on the Holiday Party Ban bandwagon back in ’08 and never got off, or chose to downsize what were once magical affairs where anything could happen to a bunch of people milling around in the lobby? This year, do you want all that to change? Do you want to be able to go hog wild and eat more than the one bag of chips allotted per employee? Do you want to propose paying a senior staffer for a lap dance and not have it be grounds for dismissal this time? You’ve come to the right place. Read more »

Former Galleon employee Zvi Goffer, his Emanuel Goffer and Michael Kimelman, their partner at Incremental Capital, were found guilty this morning on “fraud and conspiracy to commit insider trading” charges. They each face 25 years in prison, meaning it’s going to be along time before another one of these: Read more »

The most wonderful time of year is upon us– the office holiday party season. On any given night this month, scores of you will have the opportunity to spend several additional hours with people you despise and possibly rub up against them on the company dime. Today brings a list of rules under the guise of “surviving” said occasion. You should pay attention to them if a) you’ve have little to no human interaction since joining the work force or b) you have no interest in making a splash. Read more »

  • 29 Nov 2010 at 10:30 AM

Wall Street Holiday Parties Still Not Back In Style

For the 2008 holiday season, most financial institutions canceled or drastically downsized their office parties to one communal bag of chips. Fine. Last year, despite the shit somewhat receding from the fan, The People still had scalding hot pokers up Wall Street’s ass and many firms once again said no, some even to employees partying on their own, out of self-preservation. For 2010, however, we figured the dry-spell was over. Disturbingly, such is not the case. Read more »