As the number of clever, competitive foreigners soars in the City, so does the cliche-filled banter about perceived personal habits. And it’s not just the British who are guilty of this.
No, the foreigners give just as good as they get. They boast about huge tax breaks and whine about British girls smelling of hamburgers, while the Brit boys snigger about the vodka-bingeing, child bride-marrying antics of a Russian back-office colleague.
However, the HR manager finally decided that she’d had enough. So concerned was she that the raucous behaviour would lead to possible legal action, she decided on a radical approach.
A diversity forum, no less, where everybody received an invitation encouraging them to chat about their cultural foibles in a non-threatening environment. There was even a reference to cultural c