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From: kathy.pond@stella-am.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Christmas Party!

I hope you haven’t forgotten it’s our Christmas party tonight. With all the fuss concerning the takeover, I thought it might have escaped your mind. The theme is the Wild West – very appropriate for you, given the cowboys you hang out with.

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: liz.trader@activeinsure.co.uk
Subject: I’ll be late tonight
I had completely forgotten that we have our staff Christmas party this evening. Given all the changes taking place, I daren’t not go. If I get a taxi back from the station, would you mind running me in in the morning?

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: All Stella investment staff
Subject: Danke und Gute Nacht
Fröhliche Weinachten, meine Kameraden. Your star fund manager had a great party and is in the Christmas spirit. And don’t forget our company’s new motto – “we have ways of making you money”.

From: stephen.james@stella-am.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Your Christmas message
Amusing as I found your drink-fuelled missive, I am not sure it is wise to poke fun at our new bosses. Fortunately, Dieter Schwind is in Germany until the New Year, but be prepared to make your peace when he returns.

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
Subject: You bet I need a drink
You are a lifesaver. Last night was our office Christmas party. I stupidly went back to the office afterwards and emailed everyone. Then I fell asleep on the train and ended up in, of all places, Clacton. The taxi home cost a fortune, Liz isn’t speaking to me and my colleagues are giving me funny looks.

From: kathy.pond@stella-am.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: You’re in trouble
Have you seen the email from Dieter Schwind? He wants you in his office on Monday, January 5 at 9am sharp. I have a nasty feeling I know why.

To be continued…