• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS
70°
Thursday August 21, 2014
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Local Business Search
Stock Summary
Dow16979.1359.54
Nasdaq4526.48-1.03
S&P 5001986.514.91
AEP52.380.18
Comcast54.640.14
GE26.360.31
ITT Exelis17.43-0.18
LNC53.330.49
Navistar39.030.74
Raytheon96.661.6
SDI23.16-0.05
Verizon48.820.12
SENSE & SENSITIVITY

Concerned co-worker could give coat as gift

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:01 am

Q.: I have noticed that a young college graduate who recently came to work at my company never wears a coat. She wears what look like lightweight jackets and such. When I asked her about it, she shrugged it off, saying that what she wears is cool.

It is cold where we live. I wonder if she can’t afford a coat. She has an entry-level job, and she moved from Florida. Would it be OK for me to offer to give her a coat that I have? I don’t want to insult her, but she needs it. – Caring Co-worker, Chicago

A.: You never know if she will accept your offer, but it is worth a try. Discreetly bring a coat (the one you think she is most likely to wear) to work in a bag and give it to her, saying you brought her a present. Do not press her to react, respond or wear the coat. Let her take it from there.