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Gifts for Your Boss
This is going to be a short blog... I was going to just make this a comment in my white Christmas thread but I thought it was worthy of its own space.
One of the most asinine things about work is the practice of buying one's boss a Christmas gift. Now, I'm not talking about a gift exchange where you draw numbers, straws, whatever and everyone participates (that in and of itself is a bit dumb as well but not quite as stupid as the subject at hand). I am talking about one representative of the staff going around collecting 5 bucks from everyone to purchase a gift for the boss man or woman. I never did understand this... First of all, doesn't this person make alot MORE than me salary-wise? So I am supposed to take from my measly, meager wages and contribute so that my boss can have yet another Precious Moments statuette to display in her much-nicer-than-my-own home.
Actually, at my current job, we don't practice this nonsense. The ironic thing is that my former boss here (she retired a few months ago) was one of the ONLY supervisors I've ever had who I would deem nice enough to purchase a gift for! Most of my bosses I could give a rat's ass if they have a merry Christmas, a happy Hannukah or a cool Kwanza. After we both clock out in the afternoon, you go your way and I go mine. Sayonara.
And on that note, Happy Christmas to all. :)