Help a Jew out...
What should I do about holiday gifts for the following people at work (I have no cultural capitol on this).
- direct report who is exempt. Pretty good friend, has been reporting to me for 2 years.
- direct report who is classified. Has been reporting to me since October. I don't know her that well, mostly in small talk ways.
- two other staff in the office who are classified. Don't report to me. One I know doesn't have much money. Both are part of the work "community".
- direct report who is exempt. Has been reporting to me since April. Works in an office across campus, so not part of my daily life, but I still supervise her.
- "direct report" who is faculty. I put "direct report" in quotes because faculty don't really report to anyone.
I supervise the unit that she's the faculty in. Have been since April. Like the one above, works across campus.
- VP's admin who is exempt. This position was a departmental secretary, but when the old one left, the new person was brought in only as the VP's executive assistant and all the departmental duties have been farmed out or aren't getting done. She's been in the job since October. And although she doesn't report to me, she's part of the community. AND you never want to piss off the VP's secretary!
For those of you who don't know these employment levels, "classified" means they are represented by a collective bargaining unit. They are the lower paid people at the institution, and are generally in the "service" positions-- secretaries, custodial, etc. Exempt is my classification, non unionized and in administrative positions. Generally higher paid than classified. Faculty are in a class of their own.
I often make candy this time of year, but was wondering if I should do something more, and if so, who for?