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Teamster gifts - what is the protocol?


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I am terrible at gifts, especially when it's just for people just doing their jobs. I feel like it's a brazen bribe and it makes me uncomfortable.  I mean, I only get gifts for good friends so this is obviously just to curry favor.  Kind of makes me sick.  I mostly just thank the drivers, very sincerely.

 

Do you all give gifts?  At the start of a show or later?  And what kind of gifts?  Beer?  Liquor?  Gift cards?

 

One of our captains is an ace, totally takes care of us, parks us close and always stings the trailer (no on-board genny!).  Sometimes the good captain is busy and the other one just doesn't do anything for us, no power, terrible parking.  I feel if he got a gift from me, it would be better.  But he doesn't drink!

 

Dan Izen

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I am curious what the overall protocol is--   I want to thank people without just giving cash..  Gift card-- is kind of like cash.. At least if if is a certificate for a local restaurant you like-- it has a personal touch...      I like to thank my crews in some way.. but i am not terribly creative...  

 

 

 

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