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Old 05-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Question Is it appropriate?

For the last 3 years my son has been in boarding school. Finally itís coming to the end in another month, give or take couple of days. Thru these 3 years he had one person, he is not a teacher, he kind of take care of boys including things like behavior, he is the one to go to if you need help finding a tutor, kind of in charge of many things. Us being outsiders it was not so easy for my kid to fit in at first and this guy really took care of him. Helped in every way possible. As the matter of fact he gets the credit for improve, well even restoring my son and ours (parents) relationship. My son kind of resisted us for a while for sending him away. He really helped. Anyways, I really would like to thank him at the end of the school for what he has done. Nothing too extravagant but I would like to buy something personal and memorable. Now for me it would be an engraved watch. Doesnít have to be super fancy or anything. Say couple hundred dollars. Being that it is after school is done that I want to give him that, I hope it will not be considered like a bribe or anything. What do you think?

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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It might not be allowed, you should ask first, either the man himself, or the head of the school. What does your son say about it?
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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If as PF says, it is allowed, I would suggest a really nice bottle of wine or something like Edible Arrangments. They are not too personal and he can share it with his family or friends.

I understand how you want to thank him. I would also. But you are walking on sticky ground. You don't want to make it too personal. Just a simple Thank You.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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Charlie, get some OK's then buy your son that watch. A card to go with it expressing how proud you are of his accomplishment. It will not seem like a bribe but will let him know just how much you love and care for him
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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i think a watch would be a very nice gift, especially engraved with a message of gratitude. not inappropriate at all.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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i agree. A watch would be a nice gift.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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I think that's lovely, Charlie. However, some workplaces put a price limit on gifts they accept. For our agency, it's like $2.70. Might not hurt to look up the gift policy on the school's website, or PM a school admin and ask what the gift policy is. Good luck!
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I don't think school policy really matter. As it would be done after school is over and I would be the one gifting.
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Then I think it's a nice idea.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:24 PM   #10
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I don't think school policy really matter. As it would be done after school is over and I would be the one gifting.
Then by all means, gift your boy with a nice watch. He will be thrilled.You will be glad you did.
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