Christmas presents from your boss

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20/12/2007 at 15:07

Anyone had any lovely presents from their boss? (P45s excluded)

A couple of guys I work for in my part time job bought my a beautiful boxed bottle of Brute Rose Ruinart Champagne and the main man I work for bought me (well his wife did) a lovely kitchen tea set with beautiful mugs, various teas and biscuits.  Very nice.   

So lovely to be appreciated.

20/12/2007 at 15:08
2 bottles of St Emillion
20/12/2007 at 15:12

I got a chrismas card which he had written "Best Wishes" on.

 That's all. Nothing else. not my name, not his name. Nothing. And the two guys on the next desk to me both got the same card.... with the same thing inside. He might as well have bought an ink stamp and stamped the greeting on  them all.

I feel really valued as an employee.

20/12/2007 at 15:13
Time will tell but not holding my breath! 
20/12/2007 at 15:13

Got 0% of Ethel.

Not surprised, really. 

20/12/2007 at 15:13
I got absolutely b0110cks all. Not even a card. I'm traumatised
20/12/2007 at 15:18
I did get a card, but written by his wife.
20/12/2007 at 15:19
diddly squat from mine too. Not even a card.
20/12/2007 at 15:21
I also got a lovely card and gift voucher from my lovely hairdresser (called Sez).
20/12/2007 at 15:35

I got a card - the same one as last year. She might have forgotten, I haven't

PloddingOn    pirate
20/12/2007 at 15:36

Nothing.  Dinner at a swanky restaurant but you can't use food!!!!!!!!

20/12/2007 at 15:36
Bonus, wine, time off
20/12/2007 at 15:38
I got a huge bouquet of a dozen red roses once and really didn't know what to make of it.  I'm hoping Interflora got it wrong!
IronM.in    pirate
20/12/2007 at 15:40
Bottle of gin. He knows me well.
20/12/2007 at 15:40
I've had two - from the Head of Department, and the Deputy Head. I don't actually work for either of them directly. I don't know what the ressies are, as I'm keeping them for Christmas day.

My line manager didn't even give me a card, but he never does to anyone, so I don't take it personally. I know that he does appreciate me, because he tells me so.
20/12/2007 at 16:52

novelty glow in the dark french tickler. 

(wasn't actually from him - he'd found a stack of them in a box after our workplace -big old warehouse- had been hired out for a corporate party. he decided to leave them in our in-trays - gave me a bit of a shock!)

20/12/2007 at 17:47

HoD took us out for lunch, line manager usually gives a bottle of wine or some smelly stuff.

I got some nice candles from "Secret Santa" though.

20/12/2007 at 17:51
Bottle of Red and some chocolates plus a letter saying that we're all getting a 5% pay rise in February.................oh and a lovely head ache this morning from last nights staff do and Mrs GZ making lots of noise downstairs this afternoon................cause she so symapthetic
Edited: 20/12/2007 at 17:52
20/12/2007 at 17:55
what a stingy bunch of gits some of you work for!

despite us not having our best year financially, and the new office move swallowing a load of spare cash, we have still bought our staff presents - as we always do - our way of saying thank you their efforts during the year.
20/12/2007 at 18:01

My boss took myself and my colleague out for a nice lunch.  We bought him a bottle of Remy Martin (have I spelt that right?) and he bought me a box of goodies from Lush (I assume colleague got the same).  Lush is one of my favourite shops and I was very pleased.  When I thanked him, he got all self deprecating and said his wife had helped him, it's a shame he just couldn't take the credit because I thought it was a lovely pressie.

I got my secretary his customary bottle of wine and a bottle of fizz for my hairdresser. 

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