"I was visited by the spirits of lawyers, business services, and ROF, a merry Christmas to everybody!"
Seasonal cheer has returned to Watson, Farley & Williams after staff convinced management to backtrack on a bah humbug holiday plan.
The firm traditionally gifts its people an extra day off over Christmas. But because Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall over the weekend this year, WFW was minded not to declare the freebie in 2022. Until word spread of the Scroogey scheme, and feedback poured in from hardworking Cratchits.
Management "doesn't think the firm deserves to be rewarded for all the hard work in the past year", an employee complained to ROF. "The first time in over 12 years that we do not get a free day off over Christmas!"
Proving that partners do listen to staff (which should count in WFW's favour in the Best Law Firms to Work At 2023 (rate your firm below)), the proposal was abandoned this week, soon after RollOnFriday got in touch.
Staff will now get a complementary day off, and, to show their gratitude, should probably each invite a wide-eyed partner to a turkey dinner. A
WFW spokesman reformed Dickens character said, "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year!"