Dear Forum Members
I'd be interested to hear views on the following - an issue which has come up year on year! We organise an annual Christmas meal out. Team members who aren't contracted to our Oxford office, and who by definition live a long way, have accommodation organised. For some of our Oxford contracted staff who also live far eg. London, accommodation is also organised. I'm not sure I agree with this approach, as the rest of the team just sort themselves out in terms of getting home, as well as the associated cost of that. It also causes a bit of disquiet amongst the team, as it just feels a bit inequitable
Is the best approach to:
a. offer accommodation to all (and if people don't want it, then offer to contribute eg. towards the cost of a taxi) or,
b. say that for people living within a radius of X, then a fixed maximum contribution towards a taxi or mileage will be covered
Or something else!
I'd be interested to hear others' thoughts on this.
Thank you in advance!