LUL has not made any money available for staff Christmas parties for two years. And to prove that this is the season for giving, Tim O Toole has put out a memo saying that there will be no more ‘thanks to you’ awards, as the company is in debt needs to save every penny. Brilliant! The millions they spend on pointless top management projects and pour into the coffers of the private infracos, and the thing they look to cut is one of the few tokens that show staff some appreciation! And while we have to pay for our own Christmas socials, there are rumoured to be 17 Christmas parties happening at 55 Broadway this year. They are generous enough to look after themselves, while they play scrooge with the rest of us.