No Christmas for Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, December 01, 2009 , , 3 Comments


Goldman Sachs employees received a voicemail announcement instructing them not to organize private Christmas parties for the firm's employees even at their own homes, a person familiar with the matter said.

The firm has canceled its annual holiday party, just as it did last year. It also instructed the smaller business units that they should not organize their own smaller parties, which had been a long tradition at the firm. The parties are banned even if no firm money goes to pay for them.

But Goldman employees were surprised to hear that even parties within private homes fall under the ban. The firm apparently believes that it would be inappropriate for its employees to be seen partying while the economy is still so shaky and unemployment is so high.

So here's the question... since when is the Grinch Jewish?

Uhhh yeah, Goldman, nice try but since you're doing the work of God, doesn't that mean you're already approved to celebrate his Son's birthday amongst yourselves?

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Anonymous said...

If everybody brings their gun, they can call it target practice. Heck, then it's probably tax deductible.


Sign me up for that. And just because it's the holiday and I'm a big squishy girl, I'll fill my buckshot with glitter and holiday cheer instead of BBs.


(someone please check with Timmy about the tax deductible thing. I don't know if it counts as "TARP payback" but it certainly counts as some kind of payback...)

Anonymous said...

All this talk about shooting and target practice is really getting me into the holiday spirit!