(Closed) Was this inappropriate? (Charity related)

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Was that inappropriate?
    Yes, your boss shouldn't ask for $ (or at least be so persistant) : (23 votes)
    96 %
    Yes, but you should have given $ anyway : (0 votes)
    No, it's fine for a manager to ask employees for $ : (0 votes)
    Other, I'll explain : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think he is being pushy, and actually a bit inappropriate. Goven the boss-employee relationship, I would have thought he would tread a bit more carefully so people don’t feel that they are being intimidated/brow-beaten into making a donation.

    Post # 4
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    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    On the one hand, it was a group email, so at least you weren’t targeted individually. But it is a little rude and pushy for a boss to ask for money. In my opinion, an initial email and maybe a reminder email would be okay, as long as they weren’t pushy.

    Post # 5
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    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Coming from a Federal employee perspective, it’s very inappropriate to solicit donations at work. We have the Combined Federal Campaign, an annual drive to donate money to charities through the Government, but it’s only at the end of the year, and it’s by interest only (i.e. no pushy emails making us feel guilty). Do you have someone in HR that you can contact about this?

    Post # 6
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    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    IMO Anytime you are asked more then once to donate to ANYTHING its rude and inappropriate.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2641 posts
    Sugar bee

    He was inthe wrong.  I would just not say anything.  And if for some reason he approaches you specifically about it, I would just honestly say, you can’t afford it.  If it’s a charity that might need the donation of time, perhaps you can do that.

    Post # 8
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    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Asking once is fine, but making multiple requests is inappropriate – especially since it’s a superior speaking to his reports.

    Post # 9
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    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yes, definately go to HR and see what they can do. That’s totally inappropriate.

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