I have worked at my current job for three years. For as long as I can remember, I’ve brought treats in for everyone on Friday. Things like donuts, muffins or pastries. It has been a while since people have shown much gratitude and no one else contributes. I think other people should offer to bring the treats some time. They all eat what I bring with no problem. What can I do so I won’t feel taken advantage of?
Read your job description. If it does not say, “Provide treats for all your co-workers every Friday” then stop bringing treats on Fridays.
Instead of supplying your ungrateful colleagues with sugary bliss, treat yourself to champagne brunch without them.
— Evil Skippy
I like glazed and I am a very grateful kind of person.
Seriously, save your money and stop doing favors for people who don’t notice. I promise that you will hear a lot from people about treats once they stop arriving as if by magic. Please be ready to tell them, “I realized management should be providing the treats and not me.” Go ahead and indulge your generous side from time to time and bring in something yummy – you must enjoy it since you have done it for years. Just don’t make it an expectation and don’t do it if you are going to resent folks for not responding in the way you want.
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