Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Question answered ...

I just discovered why my boss wanted me to go to lunch so badly: She had bought each of us in her group a $5.00 gift certificate to 42nd St. Oyster Bar (in addition to latte mugs and candy!) So when I said I didn't want to go I was foiling her little plan to spread x-mas cheer. So I guess I'll be going with the group today. I'll survive. I always do.

6 comments:

dickumbrage said...

ohmigod, get the twice baked potato thing!

Lisa B. said...

OK! And of course I'll be happy to share my opinion of it here ...

lisa said...

five WHOLE dollars?

gee. great.

Lisa B. said...

I gotta defend my boss on the $5 thing: this isn't private industry and she's not some BMW-driving MBA-type or the owner of a company or anything. She's just mid-level government employee. She used to do the exact job I do. She has four babies at home and a husband who stays home taking care of them. So I'm quite happy to get a $5 gift certificate from her!

lisa said...

yeah, the minute i posted that i thought, wow, i am totally spoiled, ms. mcpants works for the government and it's a different scene there.

where i work, we were quite spoiled by the company for many years with year-end bonuses. those days are over, but our management still gets some money from the company for a lunch and a little gift for us-- as far as i know, our manager did not foot the bill for either of those things himself. and he literally does drive a bmw so yeah, it's a whole other world.

that is very sweet of your boss, actually, and i apologize for my bad manners.

Lisa B. said...

It's OK--I understand where you're coming from. I've worked for cheapskate private companies before and I remember grumbling about paltry company holiday rewards. I guess the difference is that this was a personal gift from my boss herself, not a "management" thing. We get nothing from the state, ever. I think we've even had to pass the hat for retirement cakes and whatnot.