(Closed) boss doesn’t understand i am poor AND paying for a wedding!

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know how important it is to look really good in front of your supervisor, especially as an intern, but did you talk to her about your situation? Sometimes bosses can be really understanding under their tough exterior!

And this might sound supremely tacky, but I’ll throw it out there anyway: have you thought of making up an excuse? If the event itself doesn’t matter much to you, and you are genuinely concerned with scrimping and saving every last penny, could you say you’re busy doing something else? Or you’re expected to be somewhere that same night?

Good luck with whatever you decide!

Post # 4
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53 posts
Worker bee

i’d explain your situation to the boss.

 

 

Post # 5
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I totally understand…not exactly the same thing, but at my office, most of the people make double, triple, or quadruple what I do. And when there are events or office parties, they still expect me to contribute just as much as they do. Which I would be happy to do if I weren’t living paycheck to paycheck and saving up for a debt free wedding!

Honestly if it were me, I’d tell your boss you’d be glad to volunteer, but you don’t really have the extra money to go otherwise. If it helps you could make up an excuse as to why you are short on cash (family emergency, car trouble, pet vet bills, etc). 

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