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Altinkum Sun 12-May-13 16:55:33

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Altinkum Sun 12-May-13 16:56:53

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shewhowines Sun 12-May-13 16:58:12

Say you would feel hypocritical contributing, so you'd better not for this one

LadySlatternlysHoover Sun 12-May-13 16:58:26

If somebody assaulted me I would not be putting into their leaving collection, no matter what others thought.

OwlinaTree Sun 12-May-13 16:58:27

Don't put in the pot, avoid the leaving presentation if possible. If not possible keep your head down n join in.

She will leave and it will pass.

SilvercloudRainbow Sun 12-May-13 16:58:59

I can't understand why they're having a collection for someone who has upset so many people and has clearly "left under a cloud". You don't have to "stamp your feet and say no" you just "say no" in a calm rational manner. We have collections all the time at work for people I've never met who are finally leaving after being on long term sick leave, I never contribute as I don't know them. I don't make a big deal of it, I just say "sorry, no, I'm not contributing".

Euclase Sun 12-May-13 16:59:19

So don't put anything in the collection ? confused

marriedinwhiteagain Sun 12-May-13 17:02:19

Oh dear altinkum - another problem at work; you do seem t be very unlucky in work situations. I would put in a couple of quid, write something nice, and rise above it.

toffeelolly Sun 12-May-13 17:03:55

Do not put a thing in. No way.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 12-May-13 17:08:42

Just smile and pass the collection on when it comes your way. And make sure you don't sign the card either.

Altinkum Sun 12-May-13 17:08:57

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TheseFoolishThings Sun 12-May-13 17:11:07

Do you ever have, say, a month at work where nothing happens except you go in, do your job, go home and everyone's happy? Only it seems it's always something - I wouldn't work somewhere where there was always one issue or another!

JackieTheFart Sun 12-May-13 17:11:20

I think saying it would be hypocritical is the best option.

What a cow, and what cows the rest of them are!

usualsuspect Sun 12-May-13 17:11:24

I wouldn't put anything in. But don't make a big deal out of it. Just ignore the collection.

Altinkum Sun 12-May-13 17:18:11

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BeerTricksPotter Sun 12-May-13 17:18:30

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FeckOffCup Sun 12-May-13 17:19:32

I wouldn't put anything in, I think it's highly cheeky that they are even organising a leaving collection given she was basically sacked for assaulting another staff member.

HollyBerryBush Sun 12-May-13 17:20:59

I wouldn't and I don't see the issue with not putting in collections. They aren't compulsory.

YellowDinosaur Sun 12-May-13 17:22:39

She assaulted you yet you are bring asked to contribute to her leaving collection?

'Jog on' would be the most polite response I could give. 'you must be fucking kidding' would be more likely to slip out..

SgtTJCalhoun Sun 12-May-13 17:25:27

They'd have to peel the £'s out of my cold, dead hands before I'd put in for that collection. I'd say so too.

expatinscotland Sun 12-May-13 17:27:53

NO WAY I'd put a bean into that collection.

SweetSeraphim Sun 12-May-13 17:28:28

Or me. And I'd be quite happy to say so as well.

LittleMissLucy Mon 13-May-13 05:57:39

Don't put in - its not compulsory, its not like she's leaving to have a baby. Forget about it.

I did work somewhere once where a girl moving across the country was handed a collection of 13 pounds 50 pence. There were over 30 people in the dept and I'd put in a fiver!

luxemburgerli Mon 13-May-13 06:49:39

Assuming that the story is the same from all sides, I'm amazed they have the guts to ask you for money! I would laugh and say "you must be joking". And leave it at that. No need for a scene, but hell would freeze over before I bought a present fro a colleague who threw a drawer at me!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Mon 13-May-13 07:02:29

I certainly wouldn't. Give money as a leaving present for a person who left after assaulting me? Are you insane?
would be the only response they'd be getting off me!

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