Sam was married last Saturday. Barry, my boss, didn't invite any employees to the wedding.
I've worked for Barry for 20 years or so, (longer than anyone else there) but I can practically count the number of times I've met Sam on my hands. I am not offended, and I didn't see anything odd about this. After all, the event is hosted by the bride's family. However, several people who have heard about this think it's odd or unusual that I or we weren't invited. On thinking about it today, several things occurred to me.
1) If Barry invited me, (a part-time employee) wouldn't he have had to invite all his employees? (He'd have to close the store. There are about eight of us)
2) Although a gift isn't *required,* wouldn't it be sort of like fishing for presents for his son if he had invited us?
3) Even if Barry had said, "Don't get a gift, just come!" wouldn't the bride and groom rather have their actual friends there, rather than the groom's father's employees?