2011 Holiday Gift Guide: The Worst Gift My Boss Ever Gave Me

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Checks that Bounce

We took our boss out for a holiday lunch, and he was so touched that he went back to the office and wrote checks for all us. He had six employees total. The office manager then had to go back and tell us not to cash those checks. If we did cash them, they would’ve bounced. The company didn’t have enough money in cover the gifts. I should mention that the boss was so touched because he didn't have a lot of friends and had a personality that made him not so popular around the office—or outside of work.

—Valerie Morgan
Founder, VM Design