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Re: My Company's personal holiday gift...Get Ready

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I do not get any gifts from my work during the holiday's. We do potlucks instead, which I don't go to. (not my thing) There are too many employees to give out gifts. They did years back, gave a $50 gift card to higher paid employees. (I think it was unfair. It takes all of us to run the entire place, or it doesn't run well)

 

I am thankful I have a job. (and a roof over my head and food to eat) ...of course my family, friends and my dog.Smiley Happy

 

I give the manager (who gave the gift cards) extra praise, because she was sick and could have just stayed home.(or maybe it was the only time she could get there) I think the 3 cards totalled around $35, and I would be ecstatic. (and would have used them myself)

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Wouldn’t it be great if some of those gift cards your company handed out could be donated to an angel tree? So many times the request is for something small and they would be perfect for that. It would be a happly ending to a bittersweet situation.

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@JwlryLVR65 wrote:

Wouldn’t it be great if some of those gift cards your company handed out could be donated to an angel tree? So many times the request is for something small and they would be perfect for that. It would be a happly ending to a bittersweet situation.


@JwlryLVR65  I had a customer come in who I know is a teacher this morning and I asked her if she would give the two good cards to two of her students who might need some extra meals.  I'm sure she'll reward them in some way so it's not done in a bad way.  

 

I wiped them down as best I could and told her we found them in an old desk but I had verified the balances were on there.  She was happy to do the good deed and two kids will have some fun during Christmas break.  

 

 

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@ID2I don’t think the OP sounds ungrateful at all.  If the used and dirty gift cards  she received were from a child or someone who didn’t have much, it would be a gift from the heart and I am sure they would be appreciated.

 

it looks like she was given dirty gift cards  to send a message of some sort to me.  Why would anyone who could afford to do better give her something like that? Even someone with little means would have made sure the cards were at least clean.

 

A card with a thoughtful message would have been an upgrade and approperiate.   The nasty gift cards she received were an insult and done on purpose.  

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Granted it sounds like a bizarre gift.

 

The fact the company permits employees to post on chat boards or surf the net at work is generous of them. 

 

Not all employers offer that privilege. So that's a bonus.

 

The soiled gift and misspelled name sound like game playing since there's bad blood and I gather it's known the OP is planning to leave.

 

 

 

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You're leaving soon so, I wouldn't think twice about it.  If they're nasty, pitch 'em.

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@OceanDreamer wrote:

Granted it sounds like a bizarre gift.

 

The fact the company permits employees to post on chat boards or surf the net at work is generous of them. 

 

Not all employers offer that privilege. So that's a bonus.

 

The soiled gift and misspelled name sound like game playing since there's bad blood and I gather it's known the OP is planning to leave.

 

 

 


@OceanDreamer  Not known at all although a smart manager would see I am unhappy. 

 

And there is no game to play since I have no communication with this woman which I should.  Quite often actually since I can tell her exactly what the customers are saying and what the feel of the places I manage are every day of the week.     

 

When the local staff has no idea who you even are, bad manager.  Bad, bad manager.  How can you manage what you never see or communicate with?  More importantly, just what are you managing?

 

At least my work is being done and completed every day without her help or support AND I'm entertaining all of you.  You're welcome!      Smiley Very Happy

 

 

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I've rarely received a gift from my employer at Christmas.  One year we received a 2lb box of See's chocolates (boy did my famiy appreciate and enjoy it!).  Another Christmas we each got a frozen Turkey running around 20lb (again, we really appreciated and enjoyed it)....

 

....but I've never received a gift where I'd have to spray Lysol on it before using it!.....

 

 

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@Laura14 wrote:

@OceanDreamer wrote:

Granted it sounds like a bizarre gift.

 

The fact the company permits employees to post on chat boards or surf the net at work is generous of them. 

 

Not all employers offer that privilege. So that's a bonus.

 

The soiled gift and misspelled name sound like game playing since there's bad blood and I gather it's known the OP is planning to leave.

 

 

 


@OceanDreamer  Not known at all although a smart manager would see I am unhappy. 

 

And there is no game to play since I have no communication with this woman which I should.  Quite often actually since I can tell her exactly what the customers are saying and what the feel of the places I manage are every day of the week.     

 

When the local staff has no idea who you even are, bad manager.  Bad, bad manager.  How can you manage what you never see or communicate with?  More importantly, just what are you managing?

 

At least my work is being done and completed every day without her help or support AND I'm entertaining all of you.  You're welcome!      Smiley Very Happy

 

 


 

Thought this indicated she knew you'd be leaving:

"Personally, I think she was just checking to make sure I hadn't turned in my notice yet."

 

Sounds like a lousy environment. Hope the new one works out to be an improvement.

 

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@OceanDreamer  Got you!  It does sound that way.  I've kept it under wraps since I am this close to being licensed but not yet.  Have just a couple months and then I should leave right before the busy season.