‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the office, lowly workers were awaiting the arrival of “Santa” with the annual Christmas bonus. After all, there had been no raises for 10 years, but there had been annual bonuses at Christmas time – was a bonus this year too much to expect?
The boss whipped his employees into a frenzy completing last-minute projects before the long holiday, and the employees worked diligently and quietly, while listening to the boss’s phone call with his investment advisor:
“Transfer $20,000 from this account to that account.”
“Buy more of that ABC stock, say about $20,000 worth.”
“Oh, and let’s give $25,000 to the XYZ charity so I can get the tax deduction for it this year.”
Surely, with all that money floating around, a relatively small bonus to his faithful servants would be in order.
You would think so, wouldn’t you? Nope, not even a jelly-of-the-month-club subscription.
Despite the foregoing, I want to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays, if that’s your preference)! Be sure to join me tomorrow for Paul Curran’s very special Christmas story.
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