(Closed) sending flowers to the boss = tacky?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think it would be tacky at all; I think it would be lovely.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@kelly105: I would go with the group idea too. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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. 🙂

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