(Closed) Coworker made a comment about my money- inappropriate?

posted 5 years ago in Money
  • poll: Was her comment...
    Helpful : (25 votes)
    14 %
    Slightly inappropriate : (81 votes)
    46 %
    Extremely inappropriate : (71 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    9669 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @anon00:   I agree with you entirely, how rude of her!  It’s nobody’s business but your own what you spend your money on. 

    Either ignore her OR we can think of a snappy comeback to put her in her place next time.

    Thinking cap being placed on head for snappy comeback.

    Post # 5
    652 posts
    Busy bee

    @anon00:  Just tell her that you love shopping so much that you can never give up. I tell people that. After a while, they just shut up lol

    Post # 6
    6359 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I wouldn’t recommend you send personal packages to your workplace, for a variety of reasons. You are opening yourself up to judgement that way, and it’s also unprofessional.

    Post # 7
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @anon00:  Ya I don’t think it’s anyone’s business to tell you what you should do with your money. I think that if she was a concerned family member, it might be less inappropriate, but a co-worker…mind your own business lady!

    Post # 8
    9669 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @anon00:   You must be a nice person for that to make you feel guilty, lol.  But look at it in this light, maybe, just maybe, she really was trying to be helpful since she’s older and you’re younger.

    But, still, that wouldn’t sit well with me either.  You could always say something like, “Well, I only use my million-dollar trust fund money for online shopping, I save the money I make here.”  🙂

    Post # 9
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    That was really nosey and unprofessional. It is none of her business.

    Post # 10
    9205 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    That’s kinda rude because it’s a personal topic … but when you have a bunch of personal items constantly coming in the mail to your workplace, I think you’re also inviting commentary.

    Post # 11
    2376 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Hate to say it, but both of you were inappropriate.  She has no business asking about your private finances, but your personal shopping trips don’t belong at work.  I’ll be the first to admit I’ve had a package sent to my work, but it was a very valuable item and I didn’t have a chance to make other arrangements.  Once in a VERY rare while is fine, but otherwise, it’s very unprofessional.

    Post # 12
    8455 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @lolot:  +1

    Post # 13
    9669 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Surprised to hear some offices think it’s unprofessional to have personal packages delivered.  At my office nobody cares at all and everyone does it, even the boss.  In fact, our boss told us to feel free to have things delivered here if we want.  We’re a really laid-back bunch, though.

    Post # 14
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    It’s inappropriate. Is your coworker older than you? She probably doesn’t realize how on top of things you are at 23. Annoying!

    Post # 15
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i agree with above PPs.  Her comment was rude and inappropriate, but you invited the commentary by having so many packages shipped to your job.  

    Post # 16
    8579 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MariContrary:  +1 This.

    Both of you are out of line.

    I think if you are sending packages to work, you are pretty much asking for people to comment, or make rumors.

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