Ummm....A LITTLE PISSED OFF ABOUT THIS.
This is what passes as "conservative"?!?!
Nice work if you can get it.
"Gold necklaces, hockey tickets, camcorders, iPods, spa visits — even a gift card to the liquor store. This is some of the half-million dollars of booty that one federal
department handed out to favoured workers in the last five years."
"...internal documents show his department has been ever more generous
with its so-called “Instant Awards” program, sometimes handing out goods
and services worth as much as $500 each.
"The haul includes a Sears sewing machine, a notebook computer, a
Tiffany ring, a Garmin GPS device, along with a wide range of cash cards
for spas, restaurants, gas stations, pubs, Toys R Us, Canadian Tire,
Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons and Starbucks."
"The cheapest employee rewards have been $10 gift cards for coffee
shops or for a bowling alley. One worker was handed a French grammar
book worth $14.65, which to some may sound more like a punishment than a
"At the high end, many employees were given $500 gift cards for use at
Best Buy, for example, or at the downtown Rideau Centre mall for
merchandise in most of the shops. One worker in the “expenditure management sector” got a $50 gift card
for use at any Liquor Control Board of Ontario retail outlet."