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What was the worst gift you ever got from a boss?

They are some cheap bastards out there, I'm sure. All that hard work and slaving for years and how were you rewarded?


Asked by hellokittykat at 4:21 AM on Feb. 4, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • I have only ever gotten one gift from a boss. It was an ugly pillow made with this kind of decoration.

    TThe one I got had the creepiest looking turtle on it, with a huge tacky ruffle. I wish I still had it though... it would be hilarious at a white elephant exchange.


    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:18 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • worked for publishing company
    at holidays
    bonuses were given out
    i got one, and so did half the people
    that leaves other half with zero
    this company had 20 some people working there
    the woman that handed them out, would always hand them out with paychecks
    she tried to be discrete, she was not
    i asked her once, if the people that got huge bonuses, would agree to give some it up, could the other "lower" people get something in an envelope, even if it was 50 bucks (crap even 20), they would be handed something, while others got thousands

    it was so obvious when they were handed out
    AND right before Christmas

    i always felt crappy some got zero

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:49 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • years back i worked for eye doctors
    there were four at front office
    one week two people left
    for weeks it was me and one other woman doing work of four and the old manager
    we were feed up
    the clinic director gave us both a small violet plant
    other lady was so pissed, she talked me into walking out the door unless we got some help
    we made our intentions known- mostly i let the other woman go off, while i held back smiling

    we both got a small raise, and they started interviews to hire two more people the next day

    that other lady was a mini little fireball-lol

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:53 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • A bonas of $25 and when I got it it was in a paycheck type and we all had to pay tyaxes on it. STUPID!!! They could have got a walmart gift card for us all.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:37 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • I've never gotten a gift from a boss.

    Answer by idareyou at 8:05 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • never gotten a gift from a boss (that I can think of)

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:33 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • Whoops/... that was huge.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:18 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • I've heard people complaining that received a $500 bonus because taxes were taken out of it. It's been years since I got any gift from my boss. I've only received a few. A mug with some hot chocolate in it and $10 gift card for Star Bucks. $25 gift card to JC Penney's. And free meal cards when I worked in fast food. Other than that, I get a paycheck and I'm happy with that. In this economy, I'm lucky to have a job.

    Answer by tempsingl3mom at 10:07 AM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • Seven years ago a pink slip. Not to worry he broke his foot right after, payback karma is so nice.

    Answer by sunshine196 at 1:42 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • How was I rewarded? With a paycheck. Why do people assume their employers owe them anything beyond pay for what they were hired to do?

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:23 AM on Feb. 4, 2013