“To give (the boss a present) – or not to give.
That is the question!”
(With apologies to William Shakespeare.)
For many in the office, this is a HUGE mind-blowing decision: Do they or don’t they buy their boss a present for Christmas?
Well, if you want my opinion, and you probably don’t, but since I am writing this I’ll give it to you anyway:
DON’T DO IT!
You have no idea how very dangerous office gift giving can truly be.
Go ahead and look it up!
There are a slew of “what not to buy your boss” stories out there, and even more stories of innocent gifts that went horribly wrong!
So if you’re the boss, do the humane thing and politely tell your staff that while this is the season of perpetual giving, you’d rather see them buy for their family and friends or give to charity — in lieu of you.
However, if you work for a company where everyone buys holiday presents for the boss, here’s a list of gifts you should avoid like the plague!