Happy holidays from the part-time newb.
December 13, 2010 3:58 PM Subscribe
Part-timer and fairly new in the office. I want to hand out Christmas cards to my co-workers this year but there are a few people out of my department whom I've not spoken to besides "hi" and "bye" because our jobs simply don't require us to cross paths. Should I do cards for everyone anyway?
posted by houndsoflove to Work & Money (8 answers total)
I've been working at a small office (about 25 people) part-time for 4 months. I am friendly with about 2/3 of my co-workers and am planning to give them Christmas cards this year.
The dilemma I'm having is that there are a few people in the office who are not in my department whom I've never spoken more than "hi" and "bye" to. The number of people who fit into this category is small enough that it might seem exclusionary to give everyone else cards and not them. And I definitely don't want to seem like I am excluding anyone. It's a nice office and I'm looking forward to going full-time there soon.
But! Two of these co-workers I don't know have handed out their cards already and did not include me. I suspect that two others don't even know my name. Neither of these things bother me, since we don't have any job overlap at the office, but they do make me wonder if these people would find my giving them a card odd, since we really don't know each other at all at this point.
What to do here? Cards for everyone, clearly out of obligation, or cards for just for the people I know right now (and cards for everyone next year)?