2. "The whole staff put in on one gift for our boss..." In response to Reply # 0 Tue Dec-23-14 10:29 AM by StephBMore
he needed a new desk light so we bought him one...and we collectively gave him a birthday gift, but since I've been here he's given us presents each year on Christmas ($100 or more each person, his staff is 10 ppl). So yeah we can get him something.
Edit: this is the only boss I have purchased a gift for.
things they didnt get us - company gift - christmas bonus - friday after christmas or new years off (cmon were not gonna be doing anything anyway) - company paid christmas party (they made us all bring stuff then they STILL bitched about buying drinks)
16. "Here's how I view it: Your boss isn't giving you a "gift"" In response to Reply # 0
Whatever your boss gives you is in the realm of "holiday bonus" (which is why I insist that my boss give our secretary cash and not something useless). You don't give your boss a bonus, so you don't give him/her a "gift."
I also tell my secretary and others that bonuses flow downhill so they shouldn't even dream of giving me anything. I gave my secretary a nice crisp $100.
~ ~ ~ All meetings end in separation All acquisition ends in dispersion All life ends in death - The Buddha