Would you carry the same briefcase as your boss?

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  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Thought of getting a Tumi 26041 briefcase, but my boss beat me to it and got one first. Sigh......

    Do you guys think that I should get it?
     
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    StagRaven Well-Known Member

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    I would say no, as it may come across that you are trying too hard. Unless your relationship with the boss is much more casual, there's just too great a chance of it going poorly. That's how I feel, anyway.
     
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    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Of course not... Get the next better one this way he thinks that you have more money than he does, which is always what you want them to think when asking for a raise.
     
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    Dakota rube Senior member

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    A guy I worked for in the advertising business bought a stainless Rolex, and was sooooooooo proud of it. He very much enjoyed shooting his cuffs and letting the light glint off the crystal of his watch. One day I wore my solid gold President to the office. I saw the boss look at my watch, but said nothing. He never flashed his watch again. [​IMG]
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Sadly, you were fired the next day... [​IMG]
     
  6. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Actually it was several days hence.
     
  7. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    (AlanC @ April 20 2005,22:42) Sadly, you were fired the next day... [​IMG]
    Actually it was several days hence.
    Therefore obviously a coincidence.
     
  8. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    I was kidding. I actually worked with him for several more years. We keep in touch. And he still has his stainless Rolex.
     
  9. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    If I aped my immediate boss, I would be going to work in T-shirt and blue jeans much of the time. Perish the thought. Kinda funny: If any other employee came to work in a business suit, they would immediately suspect he had been to a job interview. When I do it, they just know it's me being me. [​IMG]
     
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    Man DR...You need some sleep... [​IMG] (New you were kidding)
     
  11. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Admittedly from one of our older and wiser (yes, I know I'm prejudiced) members, but That's The Attitude. DRESS FOR YOURSELF. If your boss can't (or doesn't want to) keep up, maybe you ... should be s/he.
     
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    one of the guys who works for me had a big crisis a few months ago - he basically wanted me to double his base salary and he threatened to quit if I didn't. since he is valuable, I worked at gettign him more money, espectially since he kept talking about how he needed it and he couldn't pay for what his family needed, etc. then, after we are done closing his new package, he showed me a video clip of his son on his computer. his son was playing in a very nice in ground pool, in the yard of a very nice villa. as I know this guy lives in an apartment, I asked it this was at his "club". no, this was his weekend house. if I had known he had a weekend house with an inground pool he might not have gotten the raise.
     
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    Hey, it was what the family NEEDED. [​IMG]
     
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    Keeping in mind that I've never had a boss in my adult life, but I have been one...

    Get the briefcase. Tell you liked his so much you got one for yourself. Normal men don't see bad intentions or "sucking up" in such things.
     
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    one of the guys who works for me had a big crisis a few months ago - he basically wanted me to double his base salary and he threatened to quit if I didn't. since he is valuable, I worked at gettign him more money, espectially since he kept talking about how he needed it and he couldn't pay for what his family needed, etc. then, after we are done closing his new package, he showed me a video clip of his son on his computer. his son was playing in a very nice in ground pool, in the yard of a very nice villa. as I know this guy lives in an apartment, I asked it this was at his "club". no, this was his weekend house. if I had known he had a weekend house with an inground pool he might not have gotten the raise.[/quote] I don't think it's rational to make a decision to bump an employee's salary based upon how well he "apparently" is doing. Pay the guy what you deem him to be worth or watch him walk. If he's profitable, you can afford to pay him more. Of course you must balance the opportunity cost of hiring a cheaper, more profitable worker. It's business. I've always believed you don't begrudge another man his salary, even if he is an employee. Notwithstanding the above, the guy is an idiot for showing you the video immediately after securing the raise.
     

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