Greensboro, NC-based Bernard Robinson and Co. holds an annual End of Busy Season party just like many firms do with food, an open bar and even an awards ceremony.
With awards like "Longest Internship… Ever" and "Most Likely To Drink Coffee By the Keg" given out at the event, the firm is clearly not taking themselves too seriously, which is easy when you're a smaller firm serving 2,300 clients. Just this year, they went from 15 employees to 90.
“We look forward to this party every year,” partner Tracey Murphy told the local News & Record.
Marie Yates, an administrative assistant at the firm who retired in January, told the paper she's been to every single End of Busy Season party.
Including the one where they hired a male stripper?
But the focus Monday night was celebrating the end of tax season.
Even so, Yates confided that parties have been R-rated on occasion. Like the time someone hired a male stripper to perform. [emphasis ours]
No one was wearing a lamp shade on their head when the News & Record left, but it was early.
“We always have a lot of fun,” Yates said. “In an hour, we’ll forget about what we’ve been working on.”
Oh I bet! It's easy to forget about clients when some guy in a cheap cop costume is wagging his wang in your face, innit?
We are all for a good party but wouldn't it have been a bit more PC to also hire a female stripper? You know, just for diversity's sake. Would hate for someone to feel excluded from this good time and all.