City boss suspended for ‘glazed ring’ joke after buying doughnuts for team


A CITY boss who brought in doughnuts was suspended after joking about a colleague’s “glazed ring”.

James Conmy emailed staff at a reinsurance firm to offer “birthday treats”.

Soraya Faoussi was furious when she received ‘joke’ from James Conmy in an email addressed to all colleagues
James Conmy is thought to earn £150,000-a-year

He wrote this week: “There are doughnuts on Alf’s desk as it’s my birthday today.

“I hope people like Krispy Kremes – I know Soraya enjoys a glazed ring.”

But furious co-worker Soraya Faoussi hit back: “This is absolutely totally unacceptable James.

There are limits to ‘jokes’ you can send at work copying in all colleagues – this is extremely rude and offensive. Please note that this will be forwarded to HR – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”

Mr Conmy, a divorced dad from Medway, Kent, is understood to rake in more than £150,000 at Guy Carpenter.

Pals said Soraya, who went to the elite Sorbonne University in Paris, “is well liked”.

One added: “This was a joke that has gone horribly wrong.”

Mr Conmy was suspended pending an investigation. The firm is part of Marsh, one of the world’s biggest insurance brokers.

A spokesman said: “Our first priority is our affected colleague and we are offering all the support and counselling we can.”

James offered his colleagues Krispy Kremes for his birthday

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