A ladies boss recently came up to her and mentioned that she owed $50 for a gift that was for a co-workers birthday. First off, she was not asked to contribute and she doesn’t even know or like to person, so she’s wondering why she has to pay the $50. She thinks it would be so much easier for her boss to write it off as a business expense because he already makes so much money. She doesn’t know how to handle this situation and is tired of paying $100 a month on co-worker birthday gifts. So, what is the etiquette here? Does she have to pay the $50?
This is a very sticky situation to me. I don’t think she should have to pay the $50 but then she would look like a horrible co-worker because she didn’t want to and that could hurt her in the business field. Maybe say you already got the co-worker a gift or just start budgeting it in because I’m not sure there’s a proper way out of this.