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Should I have bought it for the president, teh coffee?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by patrickBOOTH, May 25, 2011.

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It wouldn't even cross my mind to buy him coffee in this scenario. Don't worry about it.
    This.
     
  2. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

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    The answer to this question is not black and white, yes or no. It all depends on your relationship with the boss.
     
  3. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Yes, he knows me. I give him presentations and such.

    No need to buy him coffee then. He would've appreciated it if you hiked up your skirt just a tad though.
     
  4. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    you did the right thing.
    i would feel insulted if someone (not my senior) bought me a drink or whatever if we don't have a close relationship (ie. working pretty close together).

    Yup - actually even if we are; unless I did that person some minor favour which would commonly be repaid with coffee, I would not want someone junior to me picking up the tab for anything.
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hope you included a WAYWT "lifestyle" pic as well

    A link. [​IMG]
     
  6. Samovar McGee

    Samovar McGee Senior member

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    Totally not necessary, patrick. Just do a good job, and impress him with quality presentations. That in itself should be worth a thousand and one cups of cafeteria robusta.
     
  7. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    You should've removed your one-button suit and presented it to him while genuflecting and flagellating yourself with your belt.
     
  8. Samovar McGee

    Samovar McGee Senior member

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    You should've removed your one-button suit and presented it to him while genuflecting and flagellating yourself with your belt.

    Bonus points if you're wearing a hairshirt underneath it!
     
  9. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    that cheapskate shouldve paid for yours. [​IMG]

    The CEO of my last company used to sit outside and smoke a cigar all the time. Id occasionally be out with a buddy on a smoke break. I had a great selection of cigars in my humidor so I brought him one of my favorites...a nicely aged cuban cohiba esplindito...he took it, and a few days later came to my desk and thanked me with a small box of Rocky Patels. VERY nice gesture on his part.

    about a month later my department closed and I was out of work.
     
  10. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    that cheapskate shouldve paid for yours. [​IMG]

    The CEO of my last company used to sit outside and smoke a cigar all the time. Id occasionally be out with a buddy on a smoke break. I had a great selection of cigars in my humidor so I brought him one of my favorites...a nicely aged cuban cohiba esplindito...he took it, and a few days later came to my desk and thanked me with a small box of Rocky Patels. VERY nice gesture on his part.

    about a month later my department closed and I was out of work.


    he knew it was coming
     
  11. Jangofett

    Jangofett Senior member

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    he took it, and a few days later came to my desk and thanked me with a small box of Rocky Patels. VERY nice gesture on his part.

    about a month later my department closed and I was out of work.


    You should have stormed into his office, thrown the Patels to his face and scream 'thanks for nuthing you sumbitch'. Classy.
     
  12. Hayato

    Hayato Well-Known Member

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    Lame. He should have bought you your coffee/breakfast.

    This
     
  13. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    God, no.
    Awkward for him. Bad for you if it gets around.
     
  14. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Senior member

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    The answer to this question is not black and white, yes or no. It all depends on your relationship with the boss.
    you mean a male sexual relationship with the CEO is a scenario where you are obliged buy when he is in a line behind you. edit: I should be more concerned outdressing your bosses a few levels up.
     
  15. VelvetGreen

    VelvetGreen Senior member

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    The reason where he is where he is, and you are where you are (for the moment), is because he is the kind of guy who doesn't buy others coffee. [​IMG]
     

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