I apologize for not actually reading the article before my prior post, but now that I have - WHAT A LOAD OF COMPLETE HORSESQUEEZE!!!! I mean really, people were playing poker and drinking red wine at lunch!!! Oh the humanity!!! What is this world coming to when guys get together and eat steak and drink red wine?!?!?!? Dear god, that is the most laughable bit of crap I have ever read. I only wish I could have worked at that company. I bet they also had this in the back room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ZZreXEqSY
. Just wait till the public finds out about the Heineken closet.
Here were some of my favorite quotes with my commentary below it:
On several occasions, the sources allege, staff have come in to work to find an email from Jenkins saying a colleague no longer worked there.
You mean people were fired and it wasn't announced beforehand? I mean what kind of business practices are these animals following?!?!?!
According to one whistleblower, a secretary was fired by another executive for booking a taxi that was a Volvo rather than an S class Mercedes.
I feel like I'm the last guy in a huge game of telephone, where what actually happened is so different than what The Gaurdian
The most lurid tales come from team-building away-days. Free cigars and champagne would apparently flow and at night poker tables would be set up. "There's a babies' table and a big boys' table. The big boys' table was all about showing who has got the biggest dick.
So they played poker? Wow, that is so outrageous. And then there was an element of machoism because guys were competing against each other? Geez, that's never happened before... I do have to question that 'Champagne' was flowing. No guy in a dick measuring contest would be drinking champagne. Period.
Abrahams, according to one whistleblower, was also responsible for running projects that were kept completely under wraps, even from other members of the team.
And to think that not every deal was made public to every team memeber?!?!? Well, I guess they should have thought to pull the janitors and secretaries into the strategy meetings. Whoops!!