Post # 1
So, my boyfriend (now Fiance) and I got laid off on the exact same day (we worked together in the same department at the same company.) That was last February.
Anyhow, as luck (big time luck) would have it, we applied for the same job (hoping they would pick one of us.) Well, they hired both of us! Even knowing that we were dating.
Fast forward a couple months and now we’re engaged. They threw us a little “congratulations” party and everything! They’re very nice to us, and really helped us out in our time of need.
So anyway, my boss has had health problems the last few weeks and he’s been in the hospital for over a week in intensive care. He’s due to come out soon. Do you think that I should send him flowers from myself and my FI? I normally wouldn’t do that for a “boss” but this guy litterally saved our butts a few months ago. We’re not really close with him, but I feel I should do something for him. Do you think that would be tacky?
Post # 3
i would send a card from the 2 of you or organize/collect donations for flowers from your entire office. i don’t know where you work, but larger companies tend to have very strict rules about gifts to bosses. personally, i’m not allowed to give ANYthing to my boss. i would organize a big group and go in on flowers through them.
Post # 4
I think sending flowers to anyone who is in need of thoughts and prayers is appropriate. You are sending him well wishes for getting better, so I don’t find that tacky at all.
Post # 5
I second making it a group gift. It just reads poorly to be giving your boss personal gifts, no matter the context. But if it is a group thing, it can only be interpreted as thoughtful. Definitely the way to go!
Post # 6
I agree with @kitzy: Organize it so the entire office is getting him flowers but feel free to send him a card from the both of you.
Post # 7
I don’t think it would be tacky at all; I think it would be lovely.
Post # 8
@kelly105: I would go with the group idea too.
Post # 9
depends on the work environment – we all usually chip in when it comes to this sort of thing. if you can organize something, go that route. if no one’s interested though (which would be super harsh!) then i’d say go ahead and do something from your Fiance and you.
Post # 10
Definitely as a group gift with teh rest of the department / office but not as just from the two of you. There are rules that govern gifts to superiors and a gift from just the two of you would likely cross them.
Post # 11
I like the idea of a card from you, and organizing a group gift of flowers. if people don’t want to go in on flowers, a card is still really appreciated by most people! If you do decide to go ahead, my guess is people would think it was sweet, not weird. 🙂
Post # 12
OK, I left out an important piece of information. THis is a family business. It’s small (about 15 ppl) and half of them are related. So it would be kinda weird for me to take up a collection from his son, brothers, sister, and nephew.