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Old 12-20-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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This has been an ongoing argument between mrs. blackwell and myself. In the past I have invite them to our home for Christmas dinner and I give them each a case of beer at the end of the evening. So they have a Christmas party and dinner and gift all in one. But it involves more work for my wife as I have many workers. What is a common gift if any for an employee? Should I just give them Subway or Taco Bell gift cards?
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Didn't you just have them over for thanksgiving as well?

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I wrap some 5in1's, some roller handles and some IPE stir sticks and throw them under the tree. All the guys sleep over Christmas Eve night, I give them all footie pajama's and watch them race downstairs on Christmas morning and tear into the presents. Oh the look on their faces. Good times.
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NEPS your out of control, what about roller pans, grids and drops. I'd be all grouchy at your christmas gathering holding a 99% sign. Phucken greedy corporation,
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At least add a caulking gun god dammit.
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Stocking stuffer?
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Wouldn't that case of beer be gone by the end of the night?
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Wouldn't that case of beer be gone by the end of the night?
Or at least by half way home.
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I wrap some 5in1's, some roller handles and some IPE stir sticks and throw them under the tree. All the guys sleep over Christmas Eve night, I give them all footie pajama's and watch them race downstairs on Christmas morning and tear into the presents. Oh the look on their faces. Good times.
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NEPS your out of control, what about roller pans, grids and drops. I'd be all grouchy at your christmas gathering holding a 99% sign. Phucken greedy corporation,

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a turkey or ham, whatever they prefer, a weeks wages and assurance they still have a job in the new year ( if they give me something nice) !
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This has been an ongoing argument between mrs. blackwell and myself. In the past I have invite them to our home for Christmas dinner and I give them each a case of beer at the end of the evening. So they have a Christmas party and dinner and gift all in one. But it involves more work for my wife as I have many workers. What is a common gift if any for an employee? Should I just give them Subway or Taco Bell gift cards?

times must be getting rough on you james in years past you always referred to your home as the "estate".
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If he handles his employee Christmas bonuses like he does his estimates, he'll probably buy them lottery tickets, hold them till the drawing, and give the losers to the employees. Gotta maintain that life-style doncha know....
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If he handles his employee Christmas bonuses like he does his estimates, he'll probably buy them lottery tickets, hold them till the drawing, and give the losers to the employees. Gotta maintain that life-style doncha know....
I don't know this Blackwell fellow, but from everything I've read I definitely want to work for him. Although the overnight footie pajama thing is pretty enticing too.
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I don't know this Blackwell fellow, but from everything I've read I definitely want to work for him. Although the overnight footie pajama thing is pretty enticing too.
He's been on the forums for years. Always has quite the following......
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I started thinking about it... and logged back on, just so I could give Neps and Ewing a thanks.

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This has been an ongoing argument between mrs. blackwell and myself. In the past I have invite them to our home for Christmas dinner and I give them each a case of beer at the end of the evening. So they have a Christmas party and dinner and gift all in one. But it involves more work for my wife as I have many workers. What is a common gift if any for an employee? Should I just give them Subway or Taco Bell gift cards?
Wow, You are really serious? As a 6 figure income painter you should spring for a real party or have the maid help your wife with the cooking. I guess with all those employees, giving cases of beer is a lot of lifting and you may get a hernia.
Subway gift cards, give nothing and perhaps the men will just think you forgot.
Seriously, put yourself in the employees place. They do not want to hang with the boss. Give them a weeks pay.
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This has been an ongoing argument between mrs. blackwell and myself. In the past I have invite them to our home for Christmas dinner and I give them each a case of beer at the end of the evening. So they have a Christmas party and dinner and gift all in one. But it involves more work for my wife as I have many workers. What is a common gift if any for an employee? Should I just give them Subway or Taco Bell gift cards?
Some thoughts...
1) What would your business and income be without them?

2) What would make you feel valued and appreciated as an
employee if you were in their position?

3) The dinner from you and the Mrs. should be a courtesy thing and not
considered as part of your gift by any means (unless the dinner is a group
one at a nice restaurant).

4) If all I got from my boss was a card for fast food I'd be more than a little
pissed (especially if I knew I'd contributed to the company's success).
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Hell, why not just hand over the keys to them?
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I will not be giving gifts this year to employees. One even mentioned it to me a couple weeks ago reminding me I lent them $200 a few weeks before Christmas and told them to keep it instead of getting a gift. They told me they might need another loan which I politely declined.
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