Traditional office holiday parties getting ditched
Many bosses are ditching traditional holiday parties. Instead, they're sponsoring shopping sprees and cruises to reward staffers and celebrate at the end of the year.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg|December 11, 2013 at 08:20 AM
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NEW YORK (AP) — Buddy DiFonzo isn’t sure what he’ll buy at his company’s holiday party. That’s right, what he’ll buy — the celebration, a company-sponsored shopping spree, will be at an upscale Dallas mall.
The six employees of consulting firm Idea Harvest will meet at NorthPark Center next week. The bosses will buy lunch, then hand each staffer an envelope with $200 to $300. One crucial requirement: Staffers must spend every penny on themselves.
“This is fantastic for morale and employees look forward to opening those envelopes for weeks,” CEO Mike Solow says. “I hear people talking about it at lunch. It’s awesome.”
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