Party Like You Just Donât 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 Postâs 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 âsignificant misstep,â wrote Johnson in her resignation letter. âTaxpayer dollars were squandered.â
You think? They spent like it wasnât their money.
â$44 per person per day for breakfast
â$75,000 for a âteam-buildingâ exercise that involved building a bicycle
â$146,000 on catered food and drinks
â$6,325 on commemorative coins in velvet boxes to reward all participants for their work on stimulus projects
â$31,208 ânetworkingâ reception featuring a $19-per-person cheese display
â$7,000 for sushi
This weekâs 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 Party Like You Just Donât Careâ in the subject line.