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

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

  1. Jangofett

    Jangofett Senior member

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    This morning I was in the cafeteria at work and the president of the company was behind me. We exchanged small chit chat and he said to me, "when I grow up I want to be as sharply dressed as you." Of course I was flattered, but I had to correct him, "I'm wearing a one-button peak lapel suit, NOT CBD."

    Joking, I didn't really say that, but I thanked him for the compliment and I paid for my breakfast and said my goodbyes. As I am walking away I am thinking to myself, should I have bought him his coffee? Would that have been a good move, or a kind of lame one? What do you think?


    If you wanted to do so, you shouldnt just offer like that 'Say, Bob, can I pay for your joe since I am paying for my pancakes and waffles?' Mr President would likely decline.

    You should have recommended him something good and graciously offered to pay.

    Not only does it show you are a man of knowledge, you are a man of taste (he already knows, from your clothes) and a classy guy to boot.

    Of course no matter what, you would be viewed as a suck up and brown noser.
     


  2. yjeezle

    yjeezle 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).
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This morning to make up for it I had a coffee and flowers with a card sent to his office from me. [​IMG]
     


  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    This morning to make up for it I had a coffee and flowers with a card(offering a reach-around) sent to his office from me. [​IMG]

    ftfy
     


  5. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    This morning to make up for it I had a coffee and flowers with a card sent to his office from me. [​IMG]

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


  6. 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.
     


  7. 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.
     


  8. 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.
     


  9. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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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.
     


  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

    A link. [​IMG]
     


  11. 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.
     


  12. 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.
     


  13. 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!
     


  14. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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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.
     


  15. 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
     


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