Shades of Grey: Office Gifts

The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

What Do You Think? Submitted for Your Consideration and Conversation

It’s the last work day before holiday break. Your office has a policy against gift-giving; however, just as you prepare to leave a colleague walks through the office dropping gifts on desks including yours.

Being late in the day and just before break, there is not a way to get a gift for her. You have a hunch that she may have planned it this way.
Do you think you should say something to her? Do you feel it is appropriate to keep the gift, or to return it to her?

Alternatively, what if you open the gift and find that it is an expensive and inappropriate item? Would you be more likely to say something to her, or even to your boss?



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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.