Post # 1
Recently at my place of employment all of the ladies in the office pitched in together to finish up a giant project that I had been working on alone for some time. They worked hard, stayed late, and were always asking me if they could help–all without complaint.
Is there some effective way to thank everyone for helping me? I like to bake, so I know food is always a good choice, but is that he only way to show appreciation to show an office of 15 people?
Post # 3
@misskittenn: Oh wow.. That’s a tough one! I guess it depends on your budget! I think everyone appreciates baked goods, so that sounds like an effective & affordable idea. Unless your office ALWAYS has goodies all over the place, then they might just be like “Oh look. More cookies.” Lol.
Post # 4
You could also try to enter your office in some kind of a contest or drawing! Try to win a free lunch for them or something based on your explanation of how awesome & helpful they are 🙂 I’ve heard those kinds of things advertised on the radio before.
Post # 5
I was going to say you could take them to lunch until I realized it was 15 people! However, I do think food is always a good call, so baked goods would work! You could maybe offer to buy the first round at a happy hour — that wouldn’t cost too much either if you buy everyone whatever the happy hour special is. Or go out for drinks and appetizers and offer to buy a few appetizers for the group to share?
Really, any kind of thank you will be appreciated. They chipped in because they wanted to help, so recognizing their kindness and thanking them for it will go a long way, no matter how you do it. 🙂
Post # 6
I think it would be nice if you sent an email stating how much you appreciate all the hard work that they did, and how much of a help it was for you. In the email I would also include that you would like to either buy them lunch (I’m thinking like pizza or something), breakfast (donuts or bagels) or that they can come pick up some cookies/baked goods in your office throughout the day. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and I’m pretty sure everyone would enjoy having free food!
Post # 7
@okqueenbee: No matter how much food people bring in they always get excited about it, lol. I kept a baggie of candy on my desk so when they brought me back printouts they reviewed they could get a little handful of chocolate.
@Gemstone: I wish they were into happy hour! I’m pretty sure I’m one of three people in the entire office that even drinks.
@beetee123: I didn’t even think of thank-yous! I’ve got a whole box of unused thank-you cards. Maybe I could make them each a stack of homemade cookies with a personalized thank-you note.