It’s that wonderful present time of year! But businesses are hierarchical and presents go down and not up. See this horror of an example from r/antiwork.
Do not do this. Ever.
If you absolutely, positively have to give the boss a present, it should be small and consumable. A box of chocolates, or a bottle of midgrade wine, with no one contributing more than $5 and completely voluntarily. A card is a better idea.
This is incredibly inappropriate.
If you are the boss, and your employees give you something like this, very politely reject it. Better yet, let people know that you will not accept any presents from them.
Your employees are not your grateful subjects. You should be grateful that they work for you.
No presents for bosses. Especially no expensive presents. And yes, $20 is a lot of money for a lot of people.
Someone talk to this Executive Director and tell them to knock it off.
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