Today I’m reviewing Leetchi, an online money collection website. It’s dead handy – well worth a read.
On more than one occasion during my working life I’ve found myself in that awkward situation known as the ‘present collection’.
It goes something like this:
An envelope and a card are working their way around the office. It’s a collection for someone in accounts that you’ve only met a couple of times. You want to contribute but when you look in your purse you realise you only have seven pence or a ten pound note. Obviously you’re not putting the note in – you barely know the woman and besides, no one hears the note go in, so you won’t get the kudos.
So, do you:
A) Just pretend to put cash in and rattle the envelope a bit to make a noise
B) Put in the seven pence to be seen to be adding something and hope that no one sees the actual coins
C) Just casually sign the card and pass it on
Of course there is the option to say that you don’t have any cash on you and add some later, but how feasible is that? Normally in this sort of situation the envelope has just appeared on your desk and no one really knows where it came from or where it’s going to end up. It just sorts of travels mysteriously from desk to desk until suddenly Janice has a new baby bouncer to take on maternity leave. No one really understands how.