Yep, that's right. It is another Ernst & Young fundraiser. This time it is for the United Way. First, you begin recieving about 1 email a day urging you to donate. Next, you recieve a personalized email link that allows you to click on it and make a donation through a payroll deduction. Then, you recieve update emails (again about 1 a day) telling you the percentage of employees that have participated so far and how close we are to the firm goal. It is about this time that you begin to feel guilty that you are not included in that percentage. So you break down and click on the personalized link to make a direct deduction out of your paycheck.
A week or so later, you begin to notice signs around the office indicating that if you donate at a certain level you can participate in causal Friday's for October. Well, by this time you are so far in that you once again click on the link and raise your direct deduction so that you too may wear the coveted jeans for 4 whole Friday's in a row!
Now repeat that for March of Dimes in the spring plus countless races to raise money for very worthy causes such as breast cancer and you can't forget Katrina. It all adds up to alot of donations and a few causal days.
Wow! They are good.
If you would like to kill two birds with one stone, click on the link below. It is a link to a United Way fund that goes to help Katrina victims! Hurry, before the third round of emails begins!
(Disclaimer: Although it may appear that I am bitter as a result of the donations, that is actually untrue. I am bitter that E&Y makes it so convinent to donate! Now I have no excuse.)