My wife's old company used to throw big Christmas parties for their warehouse crew. They'd also bring in some of the creative talent (like my wife) and sales reps. I always kind of felt bad, because they'd have the "party" at one place, hang for about an hour, then the owners would take all the creative talent and sales reps out on the town, leaving all the warehouse workers behind.
Eventually people said "Can't we just get a bonus or something instead of spending all this money on a party?"
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken