Holding An Orgy Isn't The Ideal Way To Thank Your Employees

Showing appreciation to hard-working staff is a great idea, and parties aren't an uncommon way to do that. But we can't imagine that the HR department at reinsurance firm Munich Re ever officially signed off on a plan which saw executives and salesmen rewarded with an orgy featuring 100 guests and 20 prostitutes at a sauna in Budapest.

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You can read the full details of the incident, which happened in 2007 but has only just come to light, at the BBC News link below. What it has me wondering is: what's the most unusual or inappropriate "thank you" experience or gift you've ever received from an employer? Share your cringe-worthy (or career-changing) moments in the comments.

German insurer Munich Re held orgy for salesmen [BBC News]


Comments

    Yeah that's just unacceptable... shame on them. A 5:1 ratio! Come-on, someone is going to get left out. Atleast get 50 prostitues, 2:1, then no one gets left out and there's minimal chance of ball to ball contact.

      Look bro, the global financial crisis was hard on everyone. A little ball-to-ball is something we just have to live with, what with massive profit loss and all.

      Oh wait, they were in insurance. Yes, shame on them indeed!

      Google "crazy eagle" and you'll discover why a 5-to-1 ratio isn't such a big deal :P

      The sex workers were re-used, they were stamped each time they performed a service.
      I wish that was a joke.

    in china they would refer to these kind of activities as "wednesday" they happen so often

    So, with prostitution being legal in Oz, how much is the Allure budget this year and will you be catering for hookers? Because I think all you underpaid journalists could do with some real relaxation at the end of year Christmas party.

    Gonna have to cancel the going-away party for the tech at work now. Couldn't have kept it secret for four years and one day, could they?

    Thanks Lifehacker. Thank you very much.

    You can't judge. Honestly I see nothing wrong with this. If they see this activity as acceptable then good for them, as long as no one was hurt. If you don't like what they did take your money else where.... Oh wait they are German why would they care about your money?

      Nothing wrong, huh? What if you were married and didn't want to sleep around? What if you were gay and you didn't want your boss and coworkers to know? What if you just didn't want to sleep with a prostitute? The power dynamics of going to a work function and being 'expected' to make use of sex workers as some kind of team building exercise are really, really f***ed up.

    Why are you enforcing your moral compass on people? live and let live.

      Exactly. Why are they forcing their moral compass on their employees? This is totally unacceptable.

    I think Angus is a secret prude...it's true Angus, admit it! You don't like the idea of 100 guys and 20 girls doing sweaty, sexy things in the bedroom...you're really not into this whole sex for pleasure revolution thing that came about a few years ago. You must be part of that procreation movement that all my bible teachers keep trying to force down my throat. Literally, keep trying to force into me. I still can't get enough of the message rammed into me. But don't tell us how to live, because we really appreciate the right of a man to have sex with a woman and pay for it. That's only fair right?

      I'm all for orgies, just not in an office context.

    Munich Re is not just an insurance company, they are a re-insurance company. They insure insurance companies. They could definitely have afforded more than 20! I would have complained...

    I can't think of a single person I currently work with who I'd concievably want attending an orgy with me.

    I mean the Orgy sounds awesome. But that's not going to end up as a team building exercise in my office.

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