Valentine's Day in the office

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Question: My boss (who isn’t the warmest guy) feels compelled to give me a box of chocolates each year on Valentine’s Day ... even though it clearly makes us both uncomfortable.

Even worse, some customers and clients send inappropriate gifts to my female colleagues.

For those reasons, I think Valentine’s Day should not be celebrated in the office. Do you agree?  -- M.G., Scranton, Pa.


I do agree - that is very inappropriate and you should discuss it with an HR rep that you feel comfortable. Perhaps he or she could make a general announcement?

Or you could just stop it quickly by telling your boss outright that you aren't comfortable accepting gifts.

Lighten up! There seems to be such a huge trend these days to force people into "appropriate" behavior, which I ...(register to read more)

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