Friday, December 11, 2015

Gifting at the office

Like the word "gift" as a verb? Me, either.

But I digress. Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder, says 21% of workers plan to buy presents for coworkers--and 20% also plan to give the boss a gift.

They asked some workers what the weirdest gift they ever received from a coworker was.

--Duct tape

--A squirrel toilet seat decal

--A bag with a coat in it

--A giant heart-shaped candy (maybe from another holiday?)

--A picture of a bear

--A bowling ball

--Homemade sausages

--A ceramic sheep with clothes for every season

Employers are also feeling the spirit. Sixty-six percent plan to give a holiday party this year--up 3% from last year.

Forty-five percent will give employees gifts, 47% charity donations.

OK OK--the bonus. Fifty-four percent plan a holiday bonus, up from 47% last year.

I remember back when I had a real job--they gave lavish parties, in a hotel, formal. Then it went to in the office. Then it went to a gift certificate from the local grocery store. This was noted, believe me.

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