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Re: Work baby shower - for new boss - New q #15
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2013, 09:33:52 AM »
Again, speaking as someone of higher rank who spends or contributes a substantial amount to work showers:

Everyone I have ever worked with has completely understood the idea that folks at lower salary grades don't have as much money to spend.

Also, speaking as someone familiar with the Martha Stewart Effect: Package it prettily, and that will completely overshadow all else.


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Re: Work baby shower - for new boss - New q #15
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2013, 12:59:14 PM »
Another idea I have used (from one Admin to another)- If you are really worried about the books being all- Find a picture or make a copy from the book you are giving- a nice quality copy at Staples runs around 1-2 dollars depending on size. Find a plain frame (Ikea, Michaels.... something you already have) and frame the print. I have done it for 4 bucks all told and about a half hour of my time. It adds something nice without a lot of output.
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