I was curious what everyone thinks of this situation...
A few years ago, we had a fill-in VP for our department. She took over after the former VP left and was fulfilling her job duties as the EOIO and VP of HR. She had worked with all 14 of us for about 18 months when this happened.
It was our holiday luncheon at a nice restaurant. We had just completed our number draw gift exchange and were all in a good mood. The Temp VP then handed out gifts just to her 7 direct reports and made a big deal about how they helped her so much through the last year, naming each by name. The rest of just sat there, with no mentions how we also helped her. No expressions of gratitude or a small trinket to show her thanks. Needless to say the rest of us felt pretty lousy and couldn't leave fast enough.
Even years later it still upsets me how the rest of the office was basically ignored.
(BTW - EOIO stands for Equal Opportunity and Inclusiveness Officer. )