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So, it's the boss's ntieth birthday soon. His PR has decided we should organise a surprise party.
We're still kidding ourselves we're a "family run company" - that moment passed about a year before I joined, and I've been here a couple of years. Interestingly we're a "family company" when it comes to expectations of flexibility about our responsibilities as employees, but not a "family company" when it comes to employer flexibility, and we're accruing HR policies at a rate of knots. The upper echelons can't figure out why few so people have agreed to attend because in their heads this is still a family business, so they are trying to three-line whip it.

Two days ago an e-mail went out about a collection. Unlike other collections, it's been made pretty obvious that everyone is expected we'd donate. An e-mail was sent yesterday that the collection envelope would be arriving in our office, presumably anointed with holy chrism so we had no excuse not to have cash on us. Worse, staff members who are well known to be struggling have had to pitch in, though the amount was noticeably lower than a normal member of staff collection - I assume people aren't keen to donate to a man whose car wheels cost more than any single car in the car-park.

Today another e-mail. We're all to report to the car-park, wearing insert company name here branded clothes, so we can have a collective photo taken - so it turns out we are performing monkeys too.Mad | :mad:

Not the boss's fault any of this, and he's certainly earned his money - but the expectation is galling.
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