We’ve all been involved in a workplace Secret Santa that has sent shivers down our spines. Whether they’re a new workplace or one you’re looking to leave, getting the tone right can be a minefield. Sure, they’ll usually set a price limit, but do you go jokey? Sincere? Genuinely nice? Or some simple crap? It can be a tricky one to get right.
But don’t worry. If you’ve ever felt a type of anxiety, there will be tweets about it. So, with the season well upon us, lets wallow in some shared pain.
You Don’t Want To Be That Guy
A colleague has just been fired from work and someone else put their hand up and asked how it would affect the Secret Santa
— g0_f1sh (@g0_f1sh) 12 December 2018
Timing Is Everything
I picked my manager for Secret Santa and his gift is my two week notice
— side chick (@lustedafter) 9 December 2018
Honestly, I Don’t Get Paid Enough For This Shit
We’re having FIVE different Secret Santa exchanges at my work. If one of my presents isn’t a raise to pay for this nonsense, I’m quitting.
— quartknee (@CourtAmber12) 13 December 2018
Never, NEVER, Put More Than An Hour Of Thought Into It
You know when you do Secret Santa and you give the person a gift card, glove and scarf set in handmade gift bag you sewed yourself and you get a stained coffee mug with Halloween candy in it?
— Charlotte Christmas (@jellybnbonanza) 11 December 2018
TFW You Get Your Work Bestie Tho
When the Secret Santa limit is $25 but I decide to splurge and spend $28.16 pic.twitter.com/3JYTP9vOXf
— Caleb Warren (@calebwarren2099) 15 December 2018
Merry Christmas To Me
I organised secret Santa at work .. I just put my own name on ten pieces of paper and everyone picked one. Can’t wait for Monday.
— LadyFuckWit (@Ladyfuckwit) 15 December 2018
It’s Always Important To Get The Tone Right
I’m an investigator. Our job is stressful. So for our Secret Santa this year, I got my person a bottle of wine. She smiled and whispered in my ear:
“Thanks, but I’m in AA. 15 years clean!”
— Black Machismo (@PennDusko) 14 December 2018
And Finally… This Sad Truth
Secret Santa is very disappointing if you’re self-employed.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) 13 December 2018
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