To: All Staff
From: Professor xxxxxxxxxxx Deputy VC
Subject: Christmas Annual Leave
A large number of emails have been directed at the HR office today from staff accusing them of being Scrooge and worse.
I have investigated the certificates found in the five eggs discovered yesterday. It would appear that the eggs and certificates have gone to people who have had a difficult year, including two members of staff who were bereaved earlier this year, one who has been diagnosed with cancer and two other personal circumstances I will not go into here. As a result the certificates will be honored. Please stop sending emails to HR they were just carrying out procedures.