Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was so keen to show it cared about what its associates had to say at an away-day last week that it replaced the firmâ€™s reception carpet within hours of complaints about its colour.
More than 200 associates met with the City giantâ€™s management to discuss issues affecting associates, such as remuneration, appraisals and career development last Friday (23 March).
Following a number of complaints about the carpet, which some described as â€œ80s chicâ€, Freshfieldsâ€™ management called in workmen to replace it on the same day, with a â€œmore mutedâ€ style.
(ed note: unlike in prior years, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke. Reality beats fiction every time. And the Wired GC is all about “70s chic”, such as this little shag number known as “Flamingo Road”).