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Old 12-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #16
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That is true about not judging, I could be jumping to conclusions. Its just that I see some of the people who haven't donated buying starbucks almost every shift.

But maybe I'll buy another coat, but not put it in the donation box until the end in case its not needed. There is just a good sale on them this week!
I buy starbucks and go out for lunch.

Last year, we had an annual conferece. At the end, they gave each of us a piece of paper. You had to pledge your donation to St. Jude Children's hospital before you could leave. I and another manager were about the only two who made it clear that we wouldn't donate and left. I am sure there were people judging me.

I have nothing against St. Jude. It's just not in my budget which includes enough donation to other charities.

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #17
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Yes, that was my point. I understand people give to a lot of different places, and not everyone gives to the same cause. I just think that since it's something we are doing as a store, they could easily skip a coffee one day, buy a pair of gloves, and help contribute. Maybe they will, who knows. But I just wanted to vent.
Did they get to vote on you "doing it as a store"? If not, then they should not feel pressured to skip a coffee one day or anything else.

Other than wanting a pat on the back, I'm not sure I understand the point of this thread - you donate as much (or as little) as you can afford. The end.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #18
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You donated enough, don't over extend yourself when the budget doesn't allow it. Just don't start telling your co-workers to quit the Starbucks or eating out to donate. It's their money.


Oh yeah, don't vent about donating here. It goes downhill real quick. If they want to donate, great. If not, don't start giving people the stink eye or making them feel guilty.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:16 PM   #19
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:19 PM   #20
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I buy starbucks and go out for lunch.

Last year, we had an annual conferece. At the end, they gave each of us a piece of paper. You had to pledge your donation to St. Jude Children's hospital before you could leave. I and another manager were about the only two who made it clear that we wouldn't donate and left. I am sure there were people judging me.

I have nothing against St. Jude. It's just not in my budget which includes enough donation to other charities.
Good for you! No one should be forced to donate to anything. Give what you are comfortable with to who you wish. In my house my husband and I each donate to different things. I would not expect him to donate to my causes and he does not expect me to donate to his.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #21
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I also donate at Starbucks, so the hard-working employees can keep their jobs. In exchange, they give me a cup of coffee. Win-win!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #22
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That is true about not judging, I could be jumping to conclusions. Its just that I see some of the people who haven't donated buying starbucks almost every shift.

But maybe I'll buy another coat, but not put it in the donation box until the end in case its not needed. There is just a good sale on them this week!
Donate more if you want to donate more, but please don't judge others on how much you see them donating. Perhaps that person drinking the Starbucks donated five coats and twelve toys at his church because he knows that the gifts from there will be donated to someone in his church. Just because you don't see the participating doesn't meant that they aren't. And even if they aren't, it's not really your business.

Honestly, I get stretched thin this time of year with all the various charities asking for donations. I give some now, but I save the bulk of my donation budget for other times of year, especially the money I donate to the food bank...I have read so many times that they get so much food this time of year, but then during other times of the year (like in the summer) their shelves get very bare...so I make a point to make by biggest donation then. Maybe your coworkers are doing the same.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:27 PM   #23
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Surely, OP, there's some little luxury you could give up? Maybe give up your internet? Sell your computer or smart phone? You could donate that money.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:33 PM   #24
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Most people, including myself, donate what they can afford and most don't go on a message board to brag about it and look for pats on the back. Your post sort of diminishes your good intentions and the donations you intend to give...IMHO.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #25
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Most people, including myself, donate what they can afford and most don't go on a message board to brag about it and look for pats on the back. Your post sort of diminishes your good intentions and the donations you intend to give...IMHO.


Give what you can and feel comfortable with and don't worry about what your co-workers are doing with their money and how/if they choose to donate.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:58 PM   #26
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I also donate at Starbucks, so the hard-working employees can keep their jobs. In exchange, they give me a cup of coffee. Win-win!!
Not juding...but you can also donate at the Gap or the Children's Place or Sears, buy a hat or gloves, have those hard working people keep their jobs as well, and donate to the charity...that would be win-win-win!

I seriously dont care what charity one chooses to donate to or not donate to but I feel comparing donating to buying a cup of coffee is silly to this discussion.
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Not juding...but you can also donate at the Gap or the Children's Place or Sears, buy a hat or gloves, have those hard working people keep their jobs as well, and donate to the charity...that would be win-win-win!

I seriously dont care what charity one chooses to donate to or not donate to but I feel comparing donating to buying a cup of coffee is silly to this discussion.
Perhaps you missed the sarcasm intended in my post. I'll be more direct: I spend my money as I choose. How my colleagues spend theirs is none of my business.
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I buy starbucks and go out for lunch.

Last year, we had an annual conferece. At the end, they gave each of us a piece of paper. You had to pledge your donation to St. Jude Children's hospital before you could leave. I and another manager were about the only two who made it clear that we wouldn't donate and left. I am sure there were people judging me.

I have nothing against St. Jude. It's just not in my budget which includes enough donation to other charities.
Wow.How awful to try to force people nto donating like that--good for you and you and the other manager for refusing to be manipulated like that.

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Donate more if you want to donate more, but please don't judge others on how much you see them donating. Perhaps that person drinking the Starbucks donated five coats and twelve toys at his church because he knows that the gifts from there will be donated to someone in his church. Just because you don't see the participating doesn't meant that they aren't. And even if they aren't, it's not really your business.

Honestly, I get stretched thin this time of year with all the various charities asking for donations. I give some now, but I save the bulk of my donation budget for other times of year, especially the money I donate to the food bank...I have read so many times that they get so much food this time of year, but then during other times of the year (like in the summer) their shelves get very bare...so I make a point to make by biggest donation then. Maybe your coworkers are doing the same.
I am the same way. Between Christmas and 5 6 family birthdays (including both of our own kids) this tme of year we have little leftover--but we give about as much as we spend on the holdays during each other quarter of the year to organizations we care about and who can use the help year round
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #29
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Perhaps you missed the sarcasm intended in my post. I'll be more direct: I spend my money as I choose. How my colleagues spend theirs is none of my business.
I didnt miss it...you can certainly choose to spend how you see fit I was just offering an alternative that inluded 3 wins!
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I didnt miss it...you can certainly choose to spend how you see fit I was just offering an alternative that inluded 3 wins!
Why? Why should they go donate money instead of buying a coffee? You do what you want and let others do as they see fit. Do you not think anyone who goes to Starbucks daily donated anything? Do you not have any extras in your life? If so, by your logic you better give them up and go buy piles of mittens instead.
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