Dear Snarky – My Secret Santa Gift to My Boss is Coming Back to Bite Me In the Ass

Dear Snarky,dear_snarky_logo

 I think the Secret Santa gift I gave my boss may end up costing me my job. In December everyone in the company drew names for Secret Santa. I got my boss and the gift rules were something funny and under $20. I thought it would be hilarious to give my boss the Walmart version of Spanx.

 She seemed okay when she opened the gift and sort of  laughed. But last week I got a horrible year-end performance review and a couple of my co-workers say it’s because I insulted my boss by giving her an XL tummy shaper. What should I do? I don’t want to lose my job.

 Signed, Not Unemployed Yet

Dear Not Unemployed,

 Let me get this straight – you thought is was okay to give your boss an extra-large girdle and to add insult to injury you did this in front of the entire office. I’m surprised she didn’t fire you on the spot. You pretty much violated every rule of business decorum and even worse you hurt your boss’s feelings. Your gift wasn’t funny it was mean-spirited.

 You need to immediately go and apologize to your boss explaining that in retrospect you realize your gift was out of line and that you in no way meant to hurt her feelings. Then after that groveling episode I would start looking for another job because I have a feeling your boss is never really going to like you – ever. I also suggest taking a class or reading a book about how to get ahead in the work place because you definitely need some help.

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3 thoughts on “Dear Snarky – My Secret Santa Gift to My Boss is Coming Back to Bite Me In the Ass

  1. Human Resource Momma says:

    OMG what a huge bitch! I wonder how young this person is?I also blame the whole casual office philosophy. Here’s a tip all you twenty somethings – a boss is still your boss and can fire your ass. So even though you think you’re all chummy or that your boss is super chill you still need to follow some rules of respect.

  2. Nanny G. says:

    Run do not walk to you computer and start looking for a new job. It’s obvious your boss is compiling a file on you so she can fire your ass ASAP.

    P.S. You deserve to be canned. I wouldn’t want someone that clueless working for me.

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