what will be ur 1st thought if your boss comes and says lets go out for a lunch?

India
July 10, 2008 1:17pm CST
you are sitting and relaxing in your office during lunch hours and you had your lunch and you do not have even the capacity to even drink a sip of water and " suddeny your boss arrives into your work place and says you informally that lets go out and lets have a lunch at a luxurious hotel and what all the thoughts would come in your mind that whether he is going to promote or rather demote me or getting fired please let me know what are your views and also how to tackle this problem of lunch and whom of you would like to decline his or her offer and why please attach reasons
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I can't decline an invitation from my boss unless i could smell something fishy.It would be an honor to be invited and i would really appreciated that.My boss might have something private to tell me or just need someone for companion and i would be glad to be chosen as one.
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• India
19 Jul 08
well this is a bitter truth that bosses never do good to us unless they have their own profits involved between our matter
@msedge (4012)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Are there no exemptions?
• Kenya
11 Jul 08
my reaction will depend on how well i know my boss, and what i belive his intentions are. going out with my boss is not something i would be comfortable doing and on that basis i will politely decline his offer to have lunch. i am aware that this may lead to further consequences such as failing to get a promotion or being demoted but i'd rather face that than go out with my boss, it doesn't feel right and i would agree to do it for the sake of retaining my job, if the worst comes to the worst and he keeps pestering me i will resign and seek another job.
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
28 Jul 08
He's your boss but not your partner,you could reply anything you feel like,either positive or negative.He will understand,you know him better than mylotters.
@Elixiress (3893)
28 Jul 08
I would appoligise and say that I had just eaten. If he really wanted to have a casual talk with me then I assume he would ask for me to do so another time or ask me out for just a drink or something like that. I think that being honest is something an employer wants, so going and not being able to eat anything is just wasting their money and I doubt they would appreciate that.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Well if that would be offered I won't be thinking that I will be fired since he will be treating you for a lunch. It could only mean either promotion/demotion(which is highly unlikely too) or just plain additional workload that you will have in the coming days. If I were asked and I am already full maybe I'll just tell him that I already took lunch already and would ask what the lunch is for. Then maybe I could renegotiate if we would be talking about the business to perhaps talk it about in when he comes back to work.
@Ricky007 (512)
11 Jul 08
If my boss invites me for a lunch, it means i have to do a night stay in the office and he is preparing me in advance by luring me with lunch. this usually happens with me that when my boss has to give extra work to me, he starts praising me in advance..
@gelotan (107)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Wow, Another free lunch sponsored by boss...hahaha
@myliezl0903 (2732)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
woah! that was very surprising of course.,but i wouldn't give any meaning on that.,yes i will take his invitation for me i want to find out whats on his mind.,maybe he has a problem and he wanted to confide with me LOL! very lame excuse right! (he has friends to talk to regarding that problem!) why the hell me? hahaha! well, its for me to find out.,that was really exciting! LOL!
• India
11 Jul 08
"You should go to know the secrets if anything behind" How to tackle:-- The best excuse is let him know that you are not feeling well, can go along with him/her but may not able to eat anything(With a smile). Your expressions should be live not a plastic smile. Thanks :)
@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
11 Jul 08
the 1st thing that pops into my head when my boss wants to go on a lunch date like that , im thinking " Ohhh crap im about to be fired , i hoped he didnt find out that i wasnt really sick on those supposedly sick days lol "
@subha12 (18463)
• India
11 Jul 08
It si something taht will make me think twice. it can be just he wants a company when he wants to take lunch. or it can be for other purposes as well.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
My first thought would be who's birthday is it or whats the occasion. My boss tends to take myself and my other two coworkers all out for our birthdays, christmas and on other occasions. We've taken him out for dinner for his birthday as well. Its a small office and the amount i get told by him he thinks hes lucky to have me i wouldnt be worried about getting fired or demoted.
• United States
11 Jul 08
i would go but i would be uncomfortable!! i would be wanting to know if he was hitting on me since i havent seen that many people fired at lunch
• United States
11 Jul 08
It wouldn't freak me out! I have had many bosses who rewarded with lunch! I would probably go and get a doggie bag! I know that would probably be a little rude at a fancy restaurant. But who cares you can take the meal home and enjoy it later. You could say something life oh I forgot I ate earlier or my stomach is a little upset. What would be your excuse for not eating?
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
11 Jul 08
First off, I might faint out of shock as my boss is in Colorado and my job is virtual. We've never even met each other in person except at one march. That was years ago, and we went to jail together which was kind of intense but he wasn't my boss then. Secondly, after I was revived, I would ask what he was doing at my house. Then I would wonder if I was either getting promoted or fired because that would be the only reason he would be here.
• United States
10 Jul 08
First of all being asked out to lunch by your boss usually does not mean you are getting sacked. If you were then he would do what all the other insensitive bosses in the world did. Give you a note,send you a e-mail saying "It is with regret that I have to make this decision blah blah blah". Now if you get asked this the best thing to do is ask were you're going. If its at some luxurious hotel like you mentioned it might of course be a love affair thing or something else. If it's at some fast food resuraunt then maybe he justs want to let his employees know that he "cares". Either way you're probly not getting sacked so be happy. Im sorry but i honestly don't know a good way to refuse this offer. But the worst thing to do is to say some crappy excuse spouting things out like you're having diarrea of the mouth. If you come up with something make sure its easily credible. And make sure you have someone to back up your excuse like a trsuted freind or family member.
@Hatley (151913)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jul 08
my first thought would have to be to tell him I just ate lunch but would not mind keeping him company for a cup of coffee and a talk. I would not even think about being fired 'as a boss would not do fireing that way. all he does to fire you is ask you to come into his officeand close the damned door. so maybe he is going to promote you or give you a raise. I would not decline his offer, just be honest about having already eaten.
10 Jul 08
I would wonder why he was going to buy me some lunch,was he trying to seduce me maybe,it wouldnt be too often that a boss would take a female employee out to a lunch.
@petiksmode (2986)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
this is the normal discussion for me and my boss (who happened to be a friend also)it is either he or me would say wihtout a clue that hey lets grab a breakfast.. this is our own way of discussing work related issued lightly...when he feel like he need to remind of somthing he usually treats me breakfast same goes to me if i need to talk to him of any thing we talk about it over breakfast...it is less pressure to have it that way..
@ellie333 (21029)
10 Jul 08
I would explain that I had already eaten but didn't mind joining just for a chat and a drink as curiosty would make me wonder why they had asked and if that wasn't acceptable suggest a different day where we could meet up, afterall your lunch break is not work time so you have that choice to say NO. Ellie :D