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Buddy_Gilapagos
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"Anyone buying their boss a gift for X-mas?"


  

          

My wife use to do it. Someone who works for me did it last year and it was unexpected. I didn't buy anything in return for her and I she didn't give me a gift this year.

I am wondering though if I should have bought my boss a gift this year?

Anyone does it? Are there rules of etiquette for this?

I am guessing it depends alot on what sort of industry you are in.


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i work for a small organization, we all pitched in to get the 2 bosses
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The whole staff put in on one gift for our boss...
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See the fact that no one organized a pitch-in either means no one is giv...
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I got her the gift of not cursing her the fuck out over my lack
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LOL.
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Yes, because I like her
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See my other question is when do you get someone who works for you
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      When I have one person under me, I give wine
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for what?
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gaddam you don't get the 26th or 2nd off?
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      technically, I don't get those days off either.
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      around here we don't get XME or NYE but we do get the Fridays
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      im honestly not sure why were even open those days
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I send my personal clients a bottle of champagne for the New Year
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nope.
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Here's how I view it: Your boss isn't giving you a "gift"
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hell nah
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i just give christmas cards
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I have before, but this year noope
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lol
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KiloMcG
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Tue Dec-23-14 10:27 AM

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1. "i work for a small organization, we all pitched in to get the 2 bosses"
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something.

  

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StephBMore
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Tue Dec-23-14 10:29 AM

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2. "The whole staff put in on one gift for our boss..."
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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.

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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Tue Dec-23-14 10:33 AM

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7. "See the fact that no one organized a pitch-in either means no one is giv..."
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a gift or they are going for dolo. Don't want to be left out if people are going for dolo.

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veritas
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Tue Dec-23-14 10:30 AM

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3. "I got her the gift of not cursing her the fuck out over my lack"
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of a bonus this year.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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5. "LOL."
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John Forte
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Tue Dec-23-14 10:31 AM

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4. "Yes, because I like her"
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and she got me some very nice gloves.

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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6. "See my other question is when do you get someone who works for you"
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something.


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John Forte
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Tue Dec-23-14 10:38 AM

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11. "When I have one person under me, I give wine"
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When I have a group under me, I organize a Yankee Swap

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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Tue Dec-23-14 10:35 AM

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8. "for what?"
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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)

nah breh

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veritas
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10. "gaddam you don't get the 26th or 2nd off?"
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that's kinda rough.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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tariqhu
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Tue Dec-23-14 11:10 AM

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12. "technically, I don't get those days off either."
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so of course, I'm taking PTO. I think most businesses will only be closed on the official holiday, but not the days before/after.

you probably think you're cooler than me

  

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veritas
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Tue Dec-23-14 11:11 AM

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14. "around here we don't get XME or NYE but we do get the Fridays"
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so I'm taking PTO on XME and NYE.

Seems like the way my company's doing it makes the most sense. As BrooklynWhat says, nobody's doing shit on those Fridays.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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13. "im honestly not sure why were even open those days"
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Tue Dec-23-14 11:11 AM by BrooklynWHAT

  

          

nothings going to get done. all our vendors are closed and production wont be here so...

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deejboram
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Tue Dec-23-14 10:36 AM

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9. "I send my personal clients a bottle of champagne for the New Year"
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this year it was that Clicquot Rose and chocolate truffles

i dont gig like that with folk at my salaried spot
they got my PTO request instead

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tariqhu
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Tue Dec-23-14 11:13 AM

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15. "nope."
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my boss is near chi-town and I'm in atl. I've never met him in person. I probably still wouldn't if we were in the same office.

now, if I worked for a small office, I might consider getting the boss something.

you probably think you're cooler than me

  

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janey
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16. "Here's how I view it: Your boss isn't giving you a "gift""
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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.

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17. "hell nah"
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but then again i'm not giving anyone a gift for christmas

  

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18. "i just give christmas cards"
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19. "I have before, but this year noope"
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I realize that once you do it sets a precedent for following years, but I don't care. I'm disgruntled.

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Tue Dec-23-14 01:56 PM

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20. "lol "
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