A JUNIOR accountant’s disciplinary proceedings were full of festive cheer because everyone involved was wearing a Christmas jumper.
An air of yuletide glee livened the 20-minute hearing in Conference Room C, decorated with a fibreoptic Christmas tree, as allegations of gross misconduct were outlined by a senior manager wearing a red-and-white jumper with Santa on it.
Stephen Malley said: “I was a bit worried that the significant blow this represents to my career might make it a bit of a sombre occasion.
“But I couldn’t help smiling as I was told my contract was terminated, effective immediately, because my supervisor’s holly sprig earrings were flashing red and green.
“And as the security guard arrived to escort me off the premises his socks began playing We Wish You A Merry Christmas, which kept me chuckling as I emptied the contents of my desk into a cardboard box.”