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WIBU in this work situation?

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GinSolvesEverything Tue 29-Nov-16 08:50:33

As part of my job, I arranged for a client to receive a huge amount of free movie passes (over 100). Once I had them from my supplier, I passed them to another team to give to the client as they have the contact there, not me.

All passes were meant to go to the client as a thank you for some business they put through my supplier.

Today I found out that the person I gave them to had creamed off a bunch and had given them out to his team. Technically not cool, but the client would have been fine with this (may have even been cleared with them first).

I questioned why I hadn't been offered any, given that I had arranged them in the first place. Through my DH we have a card allowing free movies, but for a different chain of cinemas - not as good as these vouchers. I was rudely told that as I have access to that card, I wasn't getting anything. Not really the point - surely I should have been offered some regardless?

So AIBU to be a little pissed off with them all?

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Tue 29-Nov-16 08:55:26

I think YABU. You have access to regular freebies that they don't have and you are begrudging them a one off freebie, because yours "isn't good enough".

Why don't you offer to swap your freebie card for their one off freebie pass? Thought not.

GinSolvesEverything Tue 29-Nov-16 08:59:47

I wouldn't have accepted them - it just would have been nice for them to be offered to me, given that they only had them as I arranged it all.

The card isn't mine. I am able to use it if I'm with DH.

emmanuelcant Tue 29-Nov-16 08:59:54

You're pissed off that you weren't given any but at the same time are pissed off that not all of them were given to the client.

You need to decide which.

Isn't it a little weird that the third person you mention in your post knows about a discount card your husband has?

Is this man your peer or junior? If he were my junior I'd call him in and explain that what he'd done was probably* gross misconduct and there's a fine line between initiative and taking the piss. Before he left, I'd make a quick comment about the way he spoke to me and that he should sort it out.

If he's you're peer, suck it up.


*I'm no HR expert but have been in management for a good few years

GinSolvesEverything Tue 29-Nov-16 09:04:47

Agree massively that they should have all gone to the client. I am fairly sure though that he would have cleared it with the client to keep some for internal use.

My having access to the card is beside the point. They know about it as they know my DH (same industry, different company, hard to explain).

It wasn't my peer who was rude to me - it was a girl who is my junior who is frequently rude about other things. She's leaving in a couple of weeks so I'm trying to ignore her as much as possible.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Tue 29-Nov-16 09:10:47

Pissed off you weren't offered but wouldn't have accepted anyway?

Now that's just being a bit silly.

emmanuelcant Tue 29-Nov-16 10:10:26

She's leaving in a couple of weeks so I'm trying to ignore her as much as possible.

Wee in her shoes.
Ignore her for her remaining time.
Frequently ask anyone in the office if they've noticed a strange smell.
Nod knowingly in her direction.

You are being a bit silly but don't let that get in the way of feeling that you 'won'!

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 29-Nov-16 10:46:15

Don't forget to tell them they'll be paying tax on the "benefit" they have received grin

RockNRollNerd Tue 29-Nov-16 11:09:55

What does your policy say on this kind of stuff - both in terms of freebies for clients and also for staff. If you don't have one then you need one, for your protection, your clients and suppliers protection and a few minor things like tax and Bribery Act compliance.

LIZS Tue 29-Nov-16 11:18:34

Who took the decision to allocate some to staff. If they were intended for a client that seems inappropriate , unprofessional and dubious. So I'm confused as to why your concern is more that they left you out. confused Maybe they assumed you had already taken some or could access more if you wanted them.

RichardBucket Tue 29-Nov-16 11:27:18

This all sounds so odd. I can't imagine saying to a client, "Hey, we got the stuff you wanted and it's great. Can the team have some of it?"

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