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# 81298 11-Apr-2011 10:41
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Hi There!

One of my long term and valued staff is leaving at the end of the week. I wanted to do something that would show my appreciation for his hard work and loyalty for the last 4+ years, but am not sure what to get him.

I was going to get him a kindle but he didn't seem keen. I don't want to go over the top but I would be happy to get him something good.

Anyone got any bright ideas?

I had thought maybe a nice pen with an engraving or something...

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  # 457395 11-Apr-2011 10:53
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How about something like this:

http://www.hamptondowns.com/pages/84/Hot%20Laps

I've been given pens before, and they typically end up in a drawer and forgotten about. Give him an experience like the above and he'll never forget! I know which I would prefer anyway!!

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# 457408 11-Apr-2011 11:14
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Cant go wrong with a Iphone/Ipad if they dont already have 1? Plus you can classify it as a business expense.

Depends whether you are prepared to spend that much? 

 
 
 
 


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  # 457439 11-Apr-2011 12:13
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When I left Unleash I got a new laptop (since mine was at the repairers, which was EQ damaged) - I was very stoked! But in general terms I wouldn't recommend getting technology since it could be outdated / forgotten about in a few years time.

Maybe just a staff signed card with Vouchers to a mall in it? That way he has the flexibility to buy what he wants and will have the card to remember you guys by.






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  # 457441 11-Apr-2011 12:16
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michaelmurfy: I wasn't aware you had left, that's a shame, you were excellent to deal with.

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  # 457578 11-Apr-2011 18:44
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gmball: Cant go wrong with a Iphone/Ipad if they dont already have 1? Plus you can classify it as a business expense.

Depends whether you are prepared to spend that much? 


+1 to the iPhone. I left my job of over 6 years on Saturday and was given an iPhone as a leaving gift, along with a nice leaving party, almost made me regret leaving...  Than again mm makes a good point, something with staying value has appeal.

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  # 457582 11-Apr-2011 19:07
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Why is he leaving?, probably too late to offer the pay rise



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  # 457593 11-Apr-2011 19:35
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Yes unfortunately I tried to keep him but it was too late.

Iphone is more than I wanted to spend and I am not sure if it's what he would want anyway.

The Hampton downs thing looks good.

 
 
 
 


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  # 457604 11-Apr-2011 20:15
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networkn: Yes unfortunately I tried to keep him but it was too late.

Iphone is more than I wanted to spend and I am not sure if it's what he would want anyway.

The Hampton downs thing looks good.


Yeah I wouldn't recommend buying Apple Products. Since next year it would be outdated and also they are very overpriced.

Hampton Downs is awesome, it's a experience he will remember if he is into that sort of thing. 




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