New York Times Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., spread some holiday cheer in an email to staff, reminding them of the $25 limit on receiving gifts.
So don’t even try to stuff a TimesSelect subscription in your favorite Times reporter’s stocking this year. At $49.95, that’s twice the accepted limit.
Arthur’s jolly email after the jump.
December 4, 2006
To the Staff,
As in years past, the holiday season serves as a good time to remind ourselves of our Company’s policy on receiving gifts.
We are not permitted to accept gifts with a value greater than $25.
While this sum is low, it is intentionally so, for we must avoid the misunderstanding that a gift given (and accepted in all innocence) creates some benefit for the person who gave it. If you receive any gift valued greater than $25, please return it promptly to the sender with a note explaining this policy.
I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday.