On the book accounting or off-book? The story of the German insurance company orgy for top salesmen has been around since May, but continues to generate interest, if only because the practice, in more subtle form, appears fairly widespread. Also, it touches on the idea of gender equality; these companies spend fortunes crafting policies and guidelines to conform and promote a social responsibility yet often kick the legs from under this investment as the need arises. And, it also touches on the concept of bourgeois values, individualism and the notion of freedom and liberty intrinsic to these assumptions.
It can be said that it is all part of bourgeois ethics, bourgeois business as commercial warfare and the justification for acts of violence, both degrading for the staff and the call girls. But, The Christian-bourgeois ethic is equal even to this type of event; it can assert that all interference with the liberty of another is immoral. That is, if one is attacked in one’s liberty, the company can be compelled to defend outraged morality and attack in turn, which is the basis of most bourgeois spats. The theory is that bourgeois liberty includes the right to exercise all bourgeois occupations: trading, and acquiring for profit, and since these involve establishing dominating relations over others, it is not surprising that the bourgeois often finds himself attacked in his liberty.Here the company exercises a dominating relation over employee and the prostitute, maybe as a defensive measure to keep the staff loyal. It is impossible for the company to exercise what it considers its full liberty – this is not public money-without infringing the liberty and morals of the public, their just cause. In fact, its such an example of conspicuous waste, egregious, that it probably serves to enhance the status and distinction of the company.
German insurer Munich Re threw one heck of an office party — an orgy — for 100 of its best employees as a reward for their hard work.Held at a thermal baths in Budapest, Hungary, attendees were reportedly presented with 20 colour-coded prostitutes.“The women wore red and yellow wrist bands. One lot were hostesses, the others would fulfill your every wish,” reported the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
The white-banded girls were reserved for the big bosses.
Quoting an anonymous attendee, the paper said guests were able to take the women to four-poster beds at the spa “and do whatever they liked.”
The party, held in 2007, was reportedly discovered by a shareholder at the company’s annual general meeting this year. Munich Re is the world’s largest re-insurance company, which means they act as an insurer for other insurance companies. At the event, women were stamped on the lower arm after each sexual encounter to keep track of how often each one was “frequented,” Handelsblatt reported.
A spokesman for Ergo confirmed to the BBC that the party had happened, but said it was not the usual way of rewarding their employees.
The company said it had since introduced a new code of conduct, and the organizers of the event have left the company….