Everyone in the office was in a flurry. They all received the same white envelope with a blue seal.
“I can’t believe they’re going to do away with our tradition,” Dora says to Mary, whose office desk is just inches away from hers.
“You must admit that they were kind enough to give us advance notice so we can start saving for our holiday dinner now.” Mary waves the letter from their company’s President, copied to Human Resources and their holiday ham supplier, “Ham Hocks ‘r You, Me, and Us, LLC”.
Dora sighs as she rereads the letter to Mary:
Dear Valued Employee,
As our company is known to be charitable and humanitarian minded, we will be donating on your behalf the holiday ham to those more in need. I am sure you feel the same as I that this is for a good cause. To save up to purchase your ham for yourselves this holiday, see HR to have additional deductions made from your paycheck.
In keeping with the giving spirit, your holiday bonus will be donated to the company’s annual holiday party. We can all look forward to this year’s buffet spread including two meat choices of roast and ham, plus two desserts. As a bonus, two more raffle items can be added to our usual three door prizes.
I look forward to seeing you all at the holiday party.
President, CEO, MBA, BSC, NBC, DeET, LDA, MlPH