… it becomes necessary to tighten our belts and to lose all reason.
Our CEO declared a few weeks ago a number of cost-saving initiatives:
– All travel has to be approved by him (recently loosened – approval needs to be at Director level)
– No coffee or beverages to be purchased for customers or agencies should they come to visit our building; they need to pay for themselves, die of thirst, or drink tap water
– No Christmas parties for all departments; there will be a single Christmas party to be held in training rooms 1 and 2 on Christmas Eve (duration 2 hours)
– Made 44 jobs redundant last week as part of an “efficiency program”; he sent a company-wide email last week stating that the program will continue to run into the New Year.
Yes, I agree that tough times means tough measures. I’m not sure that it’s necessary to arbitrarily suffocate the joy out of life.