(Closed) Won a prize at work but HR won’t pay up. Fight it or move on?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Could you mention it to your boss and get his/her reaction? Just a passing conversation to mention  that you still haven’t received your card. If they think it’s crazy, maybe they’ll take it on and you won’t end up looking like you’re picking a fight over $25. If they don’t think it’s a big deal, I would probably drop it.

Post # 4
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2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think that you’re entitled to it and you should keep on their backs until they pay up. It’s not right. But it may just be a case of it’s an insignificant thing on their to-do list, and they may have completely forgotten about it by now.

I would send another email or confront someone face to face and just ask what’s up with it. You can even tell the truth that you wanted to give it as a birthday gift and need it fairly soon. How aggravating!

Post # 5
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3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

mosey on over there and see what’s up. i’d stand there until i got a gift card! lol.

you know what i mean though – turn up the sweet and be like “hey, hadn’t heard back on my gift card and wanted to see what the status is…… oh, still waiting? doesn’t Bob over there do that?…. Hey Bob, can you help me get this? I’ve been waiting for over a month and a half so wasn’t sure if the request got lost in the shuffle….” blahblahblah you get it. :]

Post # 6
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would approach it too. Who cares how much it is. You won it and they should get it to you.

Post # 6
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948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I would say something, but make a joke out of it.  Like “dude, I’ve been waiting to buy this shirt/skirt/whatever for 2 months & it’s finally gone on sale!  Can’t wait to use my gift card for it!”  🙂

Post # 7
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Honestly I would make a point to openly tease HR about it. I would write an email making light fun of them for taking so long to give you your gift card and every time you see them say in a joking way “Where’s my card??”. That way they can’t get mad or annoyed with you for following up on a $25 gift card, since you’re ‘joking’, but at the same time you aren’t backing down.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would just forget about it.

Post # 9
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677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It’s been over a month since you won – this is not ok. I would mention it to my boss and have him/her contact HR. As the face of the organization HR is responsible for demonstrating company values and I highly doubt “screw the employees” is a company value.

Post # 10
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1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Its not right for a company to cheat anyone, much less an employee.  Keep on them.

Post # 11
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree, its the principal! I wouldn’t back down! I would also just walk over there, and like others said, basically poke fun at how long it has taken.   

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