Please help me come up with an appropriate gift for an injured colleague.
February 16, 2010 8:13 AM Subscribe
Please help me come up with an appropriate gift for an injured colleague. (Warning: the injury description within is a little gruesome, but, I think, necessarily so. Please be advised if you're squeamish.)
posted by cheapskatebay to grab bag (7 answers total)
I just learned that a colleague in a remote office recently suffered a painful, traumatic hand injury. He sliced the tips off three of the fingers on his non-dominant hand in a snowblower accident. He lost a lot of blood and is in a lot of pain. To compound the problem, he's an avid pianist and it will be a considerable amount of time until he's sufficiently healed before he'll be able to play again.
I've met him in person only once, but we speak and e-mail on an almost daily basis. He provides administrative support for me and six other employees within the company. I'm quite fond of him and I was very upset to learn of this nasty, painful injury.
I'd like to organize a gift of some sort for the seven people, myself included, for whom he provides support. Do you have any thoughts on what might be appropriate in this instance? I was thinking that we could pool some money for a local restaurant gift certificate. Are flowers appropriate? A sympathy card surely is a good idea, too.
Thanks for any thoughts.