Current candy jar hostess here - I'm sitting at my desk right now and so is my candy jar
I just joined this company 3 months ago and implemented my candy jar in my second week here. My candy jar had encountered many of the problems that you all have noted above at my previous employment.
Here, so far, so good! I mean, I do pay for the majority of the candy that's gone in, but I expect that. I just buy what's on sale when I do my regular grocery shop, probably about $10 a week I suppose. If I didn't want to do the candy jar, I wouldn't.
None of the people here have ever had a team candy jar situation, so it's all new to them. A few of them have just started in the last couple of weeks 'getting it' and bringing in a bag of lollies to contribute
. Some of them have tried to give me a few coins, but I just politely say "No, no need to pay for candy. Just take some candy out when you feel like it and put some candy in when you feel like it". Of course, there are some who take way more than I feel any one person probably should (and some people haven't contributed any candy at all!), but you're always going to get that...that's just....people. I don't mind. What I find interesting is the way that some people go about the whole contribution thing also. Sometimes I will just come in to work and there's a bag of lollies been left anonymously on my desk. Other people will go out of their way to make sure that I (and others) all see them giving the lollies. It makes me laugh