Dear naïve epitomes of corporate virtues,
Did you think that the days when employees could subsidize crazy expenses are gone? Not so easily dear. The report by Businessweek shows that almost one-fifth of the expenses submitted violate the company norms in one way or another in these days of cost cutting and austerity. Here are 7 examples of the most brazen expenses that were filed last year. The names of the companies are not disclosed due to confidentiality agreements.
- · Innerwear: Someone in the telecommunication industry thought their body looks best at the workplace with a particular set of innerwear.
- · Deer urine: The deer urine was a key requirement for an agricultural products manufacturing company employee’s successful hunting trip with a client.
- · Young giraffe and zebra: The baby giraffe and zebra were brought to an office party for a hospitality company. I suspect there was plenty of booze there, too.
- · Dunk tank: An auto parts supply company hired the dunk tank to uplift the moral of its employees. Every time they achieved a target, they got to dunk their boss in it.
- · Pink flamingo ornaments. The employee of a pharmaceutical company needed ten. For the home, it’s cheap, but for the office? That would have been fun!
- · Tattoo removal: Put forward by an engineer who wished to improve his image and sought to look more professional to clients.
- · $3833 for Screaming Eagle (1994): After supper, the finance Gods like to have drinks. One highly-sophisticated employee decided to taste one of the world’s most expensive wines on the company dime.