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Lately we’ve been discussing working on the holidays and when your boss wants you to do things like go to a party after you’ve worked 14 hours straight, or come into work on a national holiday.

On that note, let’s talk about giving your boss a gift during the holiday season.

The answer is really simple: it’s not appropriate. We know you’re doing gift-giving this season, but it’s absolutely not appropriate to give your boss a gift. It’s doubly not appropriate to take up a collection.

There are three reasons for this:

1) Some people that you work with (and you really have to start becoming aware of the people you work with) may not feel the same way about the boss as you do.

2) Some of your co-workers simply can’t afford it. Even if you know they make more money than you, you don’t know what’s in their bank accounts or what their financial obligations are.

3) Finally, it’s really uncomfortable to put your co-workers in the position of having to say no. #ackward.

The bottom line is, it doesn’t help you score points with anyone, so don’t do it.

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