Monday again

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Monday again
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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 2:28pm

Where did the week go? I can't believe it's already Monday! Whew!

Here's a question.... do you buy Christmas (or holiday if you prefer) gifts for your coworkers? What do you get for them? What do you spend?

Amanda

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 3:19pm
Nope! We just have a Christmas lunch. We all bring a little something to eat. No gifts or anything. Works great for me!

 

      

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 3:58pm
Nope. Ignoring the fact that I can't afford to buy gifts for coworkers, I don't think its necessary either.
Lyn

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Lyn

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 8:10pm

About 4 years ago, I decided to stop buying Christmas gifts for coworkers, unless the person is a friend outside of work who I would buy for anyway. I go to work to make money, not to spend it.


I just got invited on Friday to do the Secret Santa gift exchange, which is a $20 commitment. I said "I can't participate, but thanks for thinking of me!"

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Tue, 11-24-2009 - 1:21pm

Amanda

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Tue, 11-24-2009 - 1:22pm
Lyn, I think you are right!

Amanda

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Tue, 11-24-2009 - 1:23pm
Colleen,
That pretty much stinks! I'm glad that the folks at your current job are more understanding, though.
you know what 'they' say... (whoever 'they' is) Those that have money, have it, because they don't spend it!!!!!! :-) Good for you for showing such willpower.

Amanda

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Tue, 11-24-2009 - 2:39pm

No way - I am not a big gift giver in general, so coworkers definitely don't make the gift list.

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Tue, 11-24-2009 - 3:55pm
3 of my co-workers are family!

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