@JNC Yeah, I got a ton of scholarships from my university and even though it wasn't a great university experience I have no issue with donating to raise their participation rate so they can qualify for more grants that help other students get scholarships.
I haven't put in curtains in the year and a half I've lived in my apartment. It's just so so so dark and the window faces a courtyard which means it basically faces the wall of the other side of the apartment which means I have to have all the windows free and all of the lights on and also several table lamps and clip on lamps to not be sitting quietly alone in the dark all of the time. Fortunately all of my neighbors have curtains so no one can see me naked.
@Diana Arboleda@facebook ugh, omg if only people could never use those two words together again (almost as bad? 'fiesty')
@littleoaks Yeah, now that I'm an admin assistant I'm...hesitant. Fortunately no one does gifts in my office and my boss doesn't celebrate Christmas (a number of people in my office don't) and I'll be on vacation then anyway so I don't have to deal with it. I would have done it last year because everyone in my office brought in baked goods but now I'm in a bigger office where I'm often asked to do things that are wayyyyy moe assistanty than what is part of my job description and I don't want to add to that.
@littlebitofK ooohhhh I just reread it again and that makes more sense. Still makes me uncomfortable though.
@AitchBee Yeah see that sounds nice and not weird or inappropriate.
@Meaghano Especially since these aren't just regular bosses, in this case it was the founder and CEO who probably do not need any more cash. And yet their employee's are somehow OK with funneling their money back up to the top? I wonder what happens for employee's who can't afford to chip in.
@AitchBee They basically just gave their boss a holiday bonus from their own pockets. I mean, I loved reading all the different perspectives but that one stood out as being particularly messed up.
@This is my new user name It said they were either physically giving them cash or emailing them cash through a money delivery app which makes me think the gift is just money. From their paychecks. Which are most likely smaller than their boss's.
The one thing I'll occasionally do, if I like my office, is make cookies for the whole office. It works because it's not a gift from me to my boss, it's for everyone I work for and with, and it can be made from things I already have so I don't have to worry about finding money for a gift (most of my office makes at least double what I do or more, they can buy their own gifts).