(Closed) Engagement ring envy????

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it depends on your boss. My boss would make comments like that, but it doesn’t mean anything as he’s a generally fair and easygoing guy. He’s never made it about me, but one of my coworkers goes on vacations fairly often and my boss jokes that we must be paying him too much because he’s always going to x, y and z. However, at the same time, when this co-worker’s boss said he should get a raise, my boss was fair and said that yes, he does deserve one.

I don’t know how you can respond to these comments as they were not directed at you. Yes, they are in poor taste, but if it’s not directed at you, there’s nothing to really say. Plus, the boss may think it’s all in fun, and saying something can make you seem overly sensitive or dramatic.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely! I wouldn’t hide it from people. It is what it is! If he’s a fair boss and you and your Fiance work hard and are committed employees, I wouldn’t care about the comments.

Congrats!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think the boss was being catty. I think the boss was just trying to be funny, and complimentary in a weird sort of way. (i.e. it was his way of saying “nice ring”)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think some people genuinely mean comments like that to be taken as compliments.  

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Agree it’s a compliment!

I get the same from my boss when I ask for vacation time off or get something new. He’s a great guy but I know he’s a bit strapped financially. I think it’s partly a compliment, partly insecurity on his part anyway… but I know he doesn’t mean it in a bad way.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Birdi:  Can we see a pic of your sparkler hun. Congrats and if your boss is that bothered say you got it secondhand and paid if of on a payment plan over three or six months x

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