Party Like You Just Donâ€™t Care, on the tax payers of course
Top government officials were recently fired for spending more than $820,000 on a conference in Las Vegas, reports The Washington Postâ€™s Lisa Rein and Joe Davidson.
Martha N. Johnson, chief of the General Services Administration, resigned from her position, two of her top deputies were fired and four managers were placed on administrative leave for hosting a training conference that featured a clown, a mind reader and a nearly $30,000 reception.
This is a â€śsignificant misstep,â€ť wrote Johnson in her resignation letter. â€śTaxpayer dollars were squandered.â€ť
You think? They spent like it wasnâ€™t their money.
â—Ź$44 per person per day for breakfast
â—Ź$75,000 for a â€śteam-buildingâ€ť exercise that involved building a bicycle
â—Ź$146,000 on catered food and drinks
â—Ź$6,325 on commemorative coins in velvet boxes to reward all participants for their work on stimulus projects
â—Ź$31,208 â€śnetworkingâ€ť reception featuring a $19-per-person cheese display
â—Ź$7,000 for sushi
This weekâ€™s Color of Money question: Do you have examples of a company that spent too much on an office event or convention? Send your responses to . Be sure to put â€ś Party Like You Just Donâ€™t Careâ€ť in the subject line.