should I get my boss a gift for the holidays?

A reader writes:

I just started a new job and I am working in a team of three. Should I get my boss a gift for the holidays? I would round up the other coworker, but had second thoughts because she is a temp. I don’t want to be gimmicky or a teacher’s pet, but I also think it might be a nice gesture. What would you suggest?

I answer this question — and four others — over at Inc. today, where I’m revisiting letters that have been buried in the archives here from years ago (and sometimes updating/expanding my answers to them). You can read it here.

Other questions I’m answering there today include:

  • My new coworkers want me to pitch in to buy our manager a gift
  • Should I get my employees gifts?
  • Staying busy during the holidays
  • Can my company refuse to allow spouses to attend the holiday party?

should I get my boss a gift for the holidays? was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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