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To anonymously contribute to a staff collection?

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witchkat72 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:03:28

I volunteer at a charity shop and do a few hours here and there around my ds nursery hours, anyway one of the sales assistants is leaving and a collection has been arranged. However I was instructed to put said contribution and add my name and amount I contributed to a list. Now I don't have a lot of money and could just about manage a couple of pounds, but feel embarrassed that it's not more and eben more so by putting my name and amount I contribute to said list. WIBU to just put in what I can afford and not put name down? Or omit the amount I put in? I hate these things sad

witchkat72 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:04:38

* even not eben

icelollycraving Mon 06-Mar-17 20:05:22

How rude to ask people to put the amount contributed. Sign the card, give what you are happy to and leave out the bit asking the amount.

Sherlock35 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:06:11

Why do you have to put down how much you contributed? Why should that matter? This sounds really odd.

Trb17 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:07:05

YANBU at all. They shouldn't ask for amounts. Just names would be fine so they know who to get to sign the card etc.

StillDrivingMeBonkers Mon 06-Mar-17 20:07:41

I'm afraid I'd decline completely and buy my own farewell card.

StealthPolarBear Mon 06-Mar-17 20:07:52

What is going on with collection etiquette at the moment. Whenever I've had one you put money in as much as you want. 20p or £20, youve contributed.Sometimes you sign the envelope just to say it's been to you but you don't write the amount on!

GirlElephant Mon 06-Mar-17 20:28:27

We add names to the envelope so it's easy to ensure everyone signs the card. However I think collections should be anonymous so I think it's dreadful that people are having to write down the amount

AiryFairy1991 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:42:47

I've always written down amounts confused it's so that the people collecting the money can ensure that the correct value is collected and ensure no money goes missing/is stolen I thought?
ive never looked at the envelope and thought badly of anyone who hadn't given the same as other people and anyone who does is a bit of an arse I would have thought

wtffgs Mon 06-Mar-17 20:43:28


I put money in a card the other day - only a couple of quid - LP, 2 young kids, fairly-low paid job etc. Everyone else has added notes but then they are all better off financially than me. They all have two wages, most are better paid too. You give what you can afford. Some nob tried to tell me when I first arrived that it was a fiver minimum every time shock That would be over £120 per year. Fwiw I've never publicised my birthday so never had a collection. I'm not sure it's merited other than big birthdays.

witchkat72 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:43:50

I was also asked by the collection organiser (another volunteer) to ask all the other volunteers to do the same, but I feel very uncomfortable asking people to do this. I think I'll tell the manager and ask her opinion confused

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