Friday, December 11, 2015
Gifting at the office
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.
--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
--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.