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How should you treat your boss on the first day?

My friend Sam gave her boss presents and jewellery on her first day of work as a management consultant. She received a note saying she was promoted in the next week. What do you think?

Asked By: quick2send - 8/29/2006
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i think her boss is a pimp...nd that job will not last long for your friend..self respect is the only way to go...
Answered By: Shar~N~thoughts - 8/29/2006
Additional Answers (29)
There's something more going on there.
Answered By: dukalink6000 - 8/29/2006
 
Might work for women to men but if your a man don't go trying it on your boss, man or woman.!
Answered By: t3h1 - 8/29/2006
 
do the same thing as sam
Answered By: Lauren - 8/29/2006
 
It just goes to show that sucking up helps - a lot
Answered By: Racquel W - 8/29/2006
 
What a suck-up!!
Answered By: SundaeG1rl - 8/29/2006
 
I think you'd better ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?" Just ask him, honey, he'll lead the way.
Answered By: Holy Rollin Mama - 8/29/2006
 
i can't say what i think but i shall tell you, how this could have happened. She may have had skilled that allowed him to promote her to a higher level position due to her knowledge or you know what the other one is and i wont comment on how bad that is for not only him or her but for everyone working there!
Answered By: wise - 8/29/2006
 
that's not something I would do. Not very professional.
Answered By: KareBear - 8/29/2006
 
The way you want to be treated
Answered By: Veronica W - 8/29/2006
 
Treat them the same everyday. Your friend Sam gave her boss a little more than Jewelery.She probably got his family jewels and a pearl necklace.
Answered By: djs - 8/29/2006
 
Sounds like a bit of a tall tale.
Answered By: PATRICIA M - 8/29/2006
 
listen carefully, smile, offer to make tea, take notes
Answered By: Alison M - 8/29/2006
 
Something smells fishy to me, no telling what she'll give her boss for Christmas !...........:)
Answered By: kat s - 8/29/2006
 
Sam is Ho ! and gave her boss way more than that the first week. She will be a Vice President in no time.
Answered By: Badspe11er - 8/29/2006
 
Hmm, something is up there. I doubt that will happen to just anyone without there being... reciprocity in another way.
Answered By: Captain of the Obvious - 8/29/2006
 
Maybe your friend is promoted to some other position other than the job itself. I think there is something fishy there. First of all, who give gifts on first day on the job anyway.
Answered By: extremely_twisted_angel - 8/29/2006
 
In some places that's probably illegal (both the quick promotion and possibly the subtle bribes to get it) but happens all too often. It depends if your boss is a man or a woman though - I don't think the same trick would work if your boss was a woman and you were a man!
Answered By: Jonathan - 8/29/2006
 
Treat him like he or she is your boss.... Respect he or she Don't do anything that will try to make you look like a suck up
Answered By: Callie's Friend - 8/29/2006
 
not enough "brown-nosing" forget the extra perks: baseball tix for a game he can't make, x mas bonus, etc... too much, and who knows what else he'll ask for.
Answered By: jackie s - 8/29/2006
 
Be very nice to he/she and they will like you. Also work hard,be nice, and always do your best. And don't give him/her a gift because it's like forcing them to give you a promotion but they don't think so. And you should work hard to get a promotion and maybe Sam will do a horrible job and you'll get the promotion. And... More
Answered By: Tori1213 - 8/29/2006
 
I have never heard of such a thing... More
Answered By: bjsmama - 8/29/2006
 
dont brown nose a new boss its obvious you only get a promotion if its deserved,just be yourself.
Answered By: mulhollandemily - 8/29/2006
 
If she gave her boss a gift just because she wanted to that is great that it worked out to her better, but remember it may not always be that easy so take this opportunity to really prove what her can do and that the decision to promote her was not on vain
Answered By: Yvette S - 8/29/2006
 
I sincerely doubt that story is true, a professional boss will be looking for someone who can carry their own on the playing field. A lover buys you jewellery not a sub-ordinate.
Answered By: sk76 - 8/29/2006
 
there are three possibilities here... More
Answered By: topdog - 8/29/2006
 
Ha ha ha - if she's been promoted, does that mean there's a vacancy?? Reckon I could be MD within a fortnight if I sleep with the boss tee hee ...
Answered By: AwayWithTheFairies - 8/29/2006
 
that sounds so strange
Answered By: xzhou11377 - 8/29/2006
 
Depends on the personality of the boss. Listen very carefully & pick up on clues.
Answered By: Frank M - 8/30/2006
 
suck up
Answered By: Jeanette C - 9/1/2006
 
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