Do You Have to Give a Wedding Present to a Co-Worker You Don’t Like?

by Evil HR Lady on August 14, 2019

I got very unexpectedly invited to the wedding of a colleague who has been giving me the cold shoulder for over a year. No matter how many times I say good morning to her, she just ignores me. She is the girl who gets away with anything with the administration.  I know she invited me purely for the gift. Should I feel obliged to give her a gift?

To read my answer, click here: Do You Have to Give a Wedding Present to a Co-Worker You Don’t Like?

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texan in exile August 15, 2019 at 4:56 pm

No.

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Formerly Known As August 15, 2019 at 7:14 pm

Absolutely not! A few years ago, I was involved in something similar. Out of the blue, I got a wedding invitation for a couple I didn’t know. I have a common name, so I initially assumed the invitation was meant for someone else with my name but mailed to my address by mistake.

Nope. Other people at the office started talking, and it turns out my grand-boss sent us all wedding invitations to her son’s wedding. I didn’t even know she had a son. Without comment, I checked the “no” box on the RSVP card and sent it back. I did not contribute to their Honeyfund website either. Such a tacky gift grab. I know Grand-Boss didn’t intend for any of us to actually attend the wedding–they just wanted money/gifts.

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