One of my wife’s colleagues is getting married. She and my wife are quite close – they are friends, they travel together frequently for work and my wife is one of the few workplace friends invited to the wedding.
But, my wife is also her boss. Not her direct boss, but a couple levels higher.
When my wife was thinking about an engagement gift, she was thinking about a subscription to a home-deleivery lingerie service. She was asking me whether this was appropriate doing from a superior at work.
We tested this on some friends. They were split. Some friends said is was a nice and completely approbate gift. Others thought it was too risqué and crossed a line.
So which is it? Is a lingerie gift – female to female – inappropriate when it comes to a work colleague/subordinate?