|What do you think?
||[Dec. 17th, 2003|09:41 am]
The Question Club
I work with a girl, who is a part time intern, basically, that I consider to be a personal friend outside of work. Yesterday, I realized last minute that we had our Christmas lunch at 11am, and we had forgotten to get the Boss a gift. I asked her if she could go grab a gift certificate-I cover the phones and couldn't leave. I went around and asked people if they wanted to chip in money for a gift certificate, and if so to give it to the intern. Well, she went to get the gift certificate in Downtown Charleston, and got herself a $22 parking ticket while doing so, because she parked for 10 min. in a loading/unloading No Parking Zone. I think she feels kind of resentful, because noone has offered to help her pay the parking ticket, and she wouldn't have gotten one had we not asked her to go do this-and I can see this point. On the other hand, I feel that she got the ticket because of her decision as to where to park, and we are not responsible for her decisions in that regard. We didn't offer to pay for her parking initially because we hadn't thought of it, but I know she would have been reimbursed after had she come back and said she had to pay for parking.
My question- would you offer to pay some of the parking ticket, or would you chalk it up as being her mistake, and let her deal with it.