How much trouble can a boss get in for bribing an employee?

United States
August 22, 2017 2:09pm CST
I know an employee who had a stressful episode towards one of the managers. Instead of the manager getting angry at her, she was very calm towards her. The employee refused to talk to her. The manager was like 'I'll get you whatever you want if you calm down. Try not to stress out. It's okay.' The employee felt like she had no choice but to accept. So, the manager got her a drink, and all was fine...in that moment. Do you think this was a bribe?
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@MALUSE (39115)
• Germany
22 Aug
You consider a drink a bribe? Someone seems to suffer from overreacting.
• United States
22 Aug
She said it wasn't the drink itself. She said it was the situation that followed.
@MALUSE (39115)
• Germany
22 Aug
@Sunflower_Michele54 So, what followed? If you don't tell us, we don't know it. We're not mind readers.
• United States
22 Aug
@MALUSE Basically, she told the employee to relax and told her that she would get her whatever she wanted if she did. Oh, and she even lent her a piece of jewelry of hers.
• United States
22 Aug
I guess it was. How strange too. I had never had that from a boss lol
• United States
22 Aug
Maybe it was, or it was just an act of kindness. She seems like the generous type. She's a cool boss, though. The employee is also a sweetheart. I just didn't know what to think about it.
• United States
22 Aug
@Sunflower_Michele54 Yes could be that she is just being nice.
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• Philippines
22 Aug
What the heck happened that made her so distress in the first place? Don't you think she might use it as a form of abusing the manager if the manager gives in like that.
• United States
21 Sep
I think it could've been because this manager was a bit nasty. She basically had enough, so the manager could've felt bad.
@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Sep
That is odd, I think the boss was just trying to stop a scene, but you can't buy an employee stuff to calm them down, a boss needs to know how to talk it out.