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He just gave me $20 in being nice but it feels wrong to accept money from my job other than a paycheck.
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He just gave me $20 in being nice but it feels wrong to accept money from my job other than a paycheck.

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So the VP of my office just gave me a $20 bill because I mentioned my boyfriend was visiting, so he said to "take him out".

The thing is everyone knows I'm an intern and living on my own in a new city, so I guess there's some pity around that. And my VP is really nice, he's given me rides to 7:30am staff meetings (I don't have a car and commute 1hr to work every day). And I've mentioned that my boyfriend would be my only visitor while here. I've already accepted the money, he insisted and I didn't want to insult him.

So my question is, how does one handle a situation like that? He just gave me $20 in being nice but it feels wrong to accept money from my job other than a paycheck. What would you do?

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