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Going away luncheon
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:05:55 PM »
My husband's coworker is planning a going away luncheon to honor herself and another employee. The restaurant she chose costs at least $40 a plate for lunch. My husband is expected to go, what should he do?

Edit: He is the head of the department which is quite small (5-6 people). It would be quite obvious if he didn't show up. And nobody would believe him if he said he had work to do, they aren't that busy. He does not have to pay in advance. It is a buffet so he can't just order a cheap appetizer.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2014, 08:37:15 PM by Beckyemerson »


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Re: Going away luncheon
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 08:08:57 PM »
Show up late because you were busy at work....just did this last week. :)


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Re: Going away luncheon
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 08:18:55 PM »
Is he suppose to pay in advance?  If not, showing up late, making a quick appearance without ordering so he can congratulate them and then 'bounce' could work. 
If he is suppose to pay in advance, then he needs a conflict.  Depending on the group, he may be able to effuse his best wishes and regrets, and just say he is not available.  If they are a pushy or nosy lot ( and I suspect someone throwing her own party is pushy), they may not accept this and push for details or offer to change the date to accommodate his schedule.
If he is in a big group, it is easier to not go, but for a small group, or if he has a prominent position, it is harder.
Lots of dimensions to consider...