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post #16 of 19
Depends on the job. It's not about bringing in cookies. Some women can never step out of the motherly role. They bring the mother hen thing to work and are never taken seriously. It's their entire personality, not their baked goods.

I have never had a job where bringing in cakes to solicit business would have been allowed. Trying to promote your own business while on company time was grounds for termination. People would by word of mouth know that so and so sold avon or gift baskets.
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post #17 of 19
I work for an IT department for a government consulting company. People here work 16 hour days 7 days a week sometimes. They are all about finding the most advanced way to do the simplest thing for the client. They all *LOVE* it when I bring in cakes I made. They gobble them up before lunch! The rule around here is even if you don't want a piece now but might one one later, you better get it now.

Now, if you are doing a side job that is conflicting with work (ie: i'm a web developer at work and I do websites on the side) and you tried promoting it at work, I could see major problems.

I agree with the pp, who doesn't love some homemade goodies every once in a while??? And if you know someone who doesn't, smack them very hard. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 19
I have worked for some pretty big corporations and I cannot remember a single one that didn't have a coffee or lunch room....and treats to go with them, and not once has a treat gone to waste. I used to bring in baked goods and they were always well recieved. So much so that the directors and managers were often asking when my next batch would be coming in. Frowned upon? Not in this case....
post #19 of 19
I work for Starbucks, not the most 'sophisticated' atmosphere, but when I bring in anything I've made it's GONE before I know it. Now my only problem is they keep asking me to bring more, which gets expensive!

BTW, I never promote my own business while at work, but obviously people will find out by word of mouth, etc. I'll now be making my boss's wedding cake next month, AND she just gave me a 28 cent raise (totally unrelated - I swear!) So I don't think there's anything wrong with it.
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