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Old 08-29-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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Hi all! My husband has a job interview this friday. The owner of the company is putting us up in a B&B and taking us out to dinner. This is a new experience for my husband. Is it proper etiquette to reciprocate with a gift for the owner?
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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A gift would be weird. The business owner is incurring an expense as part of recruiting, not providing you with a present.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:09 PM
 
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Such as? Is it appropriate or tacky? Your answer is a little vague.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:12 PM
 
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A gift would be weird. The business owner is incurring an expense as part of recruiting, not providing you with a present.
Thank you for your response. That's what I was thinking too. My husband thought we should do something. I actually told him it might come across tacky.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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A sincere thank you is enough of a return. If he researches the company well he should know if the dinner is customary for this industry. If they really want him that should reflect in the offered salary not meat and potatoes.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Such as? Is it appropriate or tacky? Your answer is a little vague.
Sorry, I didn't think I was being vague. It would be socially inappropriate. Don't do it.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Whole thing sounds fishy. Is he executive level? Never heard of such things.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It would be very tacky and socially inappropriate. With that being said I've never heard of a company putting up a person in a B&B and having dinner with the applicant and spouse. It is either for a high level exec position or you are about to be sold a timeshare.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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Absolutely not.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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Hi all! My husband has a job interview this friday. The owner of the company is putting us up in a B&B and taking us out to dinner. This is a new experience for my husband. Is it proper etiquette to reciprocate with a gift for the owner?
no - no gift.. this is a job interview and it's standard for them to pay lodging/meals. The taking you out to dinner is just a way to get to know your husband in a more casual setting and to check the fit with the corporate culture.
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