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Dear Mary

Dear Mary: How can I stop my boss giving me a Christmas hamper?

28 November 2020

9:00 AM

28 November 2020

9:00 AM

Q. For many years my boss gave each member of his small team a very generous Christmas gift voucher from John Lewis. I was always able to put this to good use and looked forward to receiving it. Unfortunately he decided last year that these vouchers were a bit unfestive and instead we each received a large hamper from an upmarket grocer.

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