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Money Moral Dilemma: What should I do with the money overpaid for the Christmas party I organised?
edited 31 January at 7:01PM in Special occasions & other celebrations
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I think if you shared the 'rounding up' money with them, for a box of biccys or a cake or something if its a group that meets often, you could do that if you wanted, but none of them wanted to organise it, organsing group outings is a right nightmare, i'd for sure feel completely ethical keeping it. Thats what they wanted when they rounded it up, otherwise they'd have typed 29.15 in the amount box, not 30.
It'd be different if YOU had rounded it up to £30, but you didnt. It was a gift to you, same as your time & effort was a gift to them, enjoy it however you want.
One thing that occurs to me - you dont want to set a precedent that rounding up money has to be give back or donated or whatever. There may be times when you/other organisers need the money for something - eg to make up for lost interest on £1000, or cover other incidental costs which might be difficult to ask for reimbursement for if its a small amount "can i have 27p from everybody please, because i got charged a fee on my bank' or whatever - would make you look petty.....
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