Monday, January 7, 2013

Craziest Things Employees Tried to Expense in 2012

Crazy employee
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. 
Good luck, dear friends. You—and your brash expenses—will surely be a source of inspiration for the new hires of the coming year who, in my humble opinion would surely be inquisitive to know the best way to make use of company money.


Mukesh said...

Aha ha haha....:)

Maken De'suza, Bangalore said...

I think even the long pregnancy leaves must be counted in crazy expenses. I know females in my offcie who were on leave for 9 months, and still got paid whereas males are given only 2 weeks. I understand the medicale reason behind it but still think companies should reconsider their polocies.

Hatsy said...

Awesome ideas and as usual…loved them .. an additional small one from my side.. the expense employees make of company by using electric supplies, including computers unnecessary.