Credit Suisse Overestimating Just How Much US-Based Employees Care About Swiss Hockey Team, Underestimating How Many Will Pretend To In Order To Get Out Of Work

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If management had accurate figures for the latter, we're pretty sure they would've opened up a few more auditoriums/conference rooms and/or called ahead to a bunch of bars to let 'em know CS employees have been given the rest of the day off to watch US vs. Switzerland game. Two hundred and twenty five seats (and no booze) is not going to cut it. To that end, question for the group-- is this sort of generosity making other banks look bad or is everyone doing it? Did Deutsche Bank call off work yesterday to watch the Canadians rout the Krauts? Has RBC pulled the plug for the entirety of the games?

From: Corporate Communications
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:21 AM
Subject: Olympics 2010: Watch the US vs. Switzerland Hockey Game Today
CREDIT SUISSE
REGIONAL MEMORANDUM
To: All New York Staff
Olympics 2010
Watch the US vs. Switzerland Hockey Game Today
We know that many employees have an interest in today's hockey game between the US and Switzerland, and have decided to broadcast the game in the West End of the OMA Auditorium starting at 3:00 P.M. (EST). The following guidelines apply:
The West End of the Auditorium seats 225 and admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For health and safety reasons, no standing will be permitted.
If you would like to attend, then you must seek advance agreement from your manager.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Don't Bother Credit Suisse Today, The Hockey Game Is On [Deal Journal]

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