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    • misterzim
    • By misterzim 13th Dec 16, 8:53 AM
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    Another year on and the company tradition is still alive!
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    • 13th Dec 16, 8:53 AM
    Another year on and the company tradition is still alive! 13th Dec 16 at 8:53 AM
    So, another Christmas is arriving and my company tradition of contributing money towards gifts for our Directors is still going strong!!

    Here is the email that went round the company yesterday:

    Dear All

    As we near Christmas and hopefully begin to feel full of Festive Cheer, I thought it may be appropriate to let you all know that, following with (company name removed) tradition, we will again be having a Christmas Collection for our company Directors

    Each year staff kindly donate towards a gift to be given to each director, by way of a “thank you” for having steered the company forward and ensuring we continue to grow the business. We hope to be able to present the gifts to the Directors at the end of the Christmas Raffle on Wednesday 21 December

    (Name removed) or myself will be “doing the rounds” during this week, for all those who would like to make a donation to the collection – or feel free to come and see us at our desks!

    Thank you in advance for your generosity and please may I ask that you let others know who may not have access to emails

    Kind regards

    So there you have it, utter tripe, especially as the company haven't progressed in the last year, or last 2 years for that matter!!

    If any company Directors out there have an opinion on this I'd love to hear it (and from others too!).

    I will not be donating my money.

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    • 74jax
    • By 74jax 6th Dec 17, 8:39 PM
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    I like the update.
    Forty and fabulous, well that's what my cards say....
    • athensgeorgia
    • By athensgeorgia 7th Dec 17, 10:50 AM
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    I like the update.
    Originally posted by 74jax
    I do too. I found this quite entertaining last year just from the blatant cheek of it. Surely when people stop contributing the tradition will stop.

    Do any other businesses encourage their staff to donate to the directors? All the places I've worked it's the other way around. The directors gift us something as a thank you for growing their business.
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 7th Dec 17, 11:26 AM
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    I wouldn't dream of asking my staff to cough up and if I was the OP, I'd be telling them to do one.

    I get my staff a bottle/crate of their choice and a cash bonus., which is in their bank before xmas.

    One or two of the staff get me a small token gift, which is very much appreciated, but certainly not expected.
    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 7th Dec 17, 12:40 PM
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    We get a Christmas bonus, which is around £700, so not to be sniffed at - although it annoys many staff that the staff members who do naff all throughout the year receive the same share!

    The Directors, as far as I'm aware, don't ask for a gift, it's something the MDs wife organised many moons ago and it's just stuck.

    My whole office and plenty of other staff, including a new manager, think its ridiculous. Some of these same people feel that they have to pay up so as not to look tight or made to feel guilty by the MDs wife!
    Originally posted by misterzim
    Its not right what is happening but IMO you need to just accept it, you're investing £10 for a £700 bonus....
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 7th Dec 17, 1:03 PM
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    Its not right what is happening but IMO you need to just accept it, you're investing £10 for a £700 bonus....
    Originally posted by Takeaway_Addict
    Thats probably how i'd be looking at it too.

    Removing the christmas "gift" could be a two way street...
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 7th Dec 17, 1:57 PM
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    SO did you actually chip in to the directors collection last year then?
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