When will it be better to give lai see?

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    When will it be better to give lai see?

    This will be my first Chinese New Year in HK.
    I'll take a long trip during the whole Chinese New Year holidays week.
    I want to give lai see to my concierges, but don't know when will be more appropriate time to do so.
    Before the trip (it will be 24th, Saturday) or after the trip (in this case, it will be on 1st February)?
    thanks!
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    Thank you for the replies! I'll do after the trip

    Last edited by myownid; 21-01-2009 at 02:42 PM.

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    1st is ok. I usually carry Lai See packets for a couple of weeks.


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    On the 1st. You can give out laisee up to two weeks after the first day of CNY.


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    After is better, 2 weeks the most.


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    speaking of this custom, do i have to give the packets to people who are junior to me at work? or is it just my boss who does this?

    the trainee who sits in my office claims that she is expecting some cash from me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    speaking of this custom, do i have to give the packets to people who are junior to me at work? or is it just my boss who does this?

    the trainee who sits in my office claims that she is expecting some cash from me.
    You only give out Lai See if your Married or a Boss. Some people will try to trick people who are not familiar and tell them that as they are higher in Position, they also need to give out Lai See. It is up to you in the end if you want to give or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    the trainee who sits in my office claims that she is expecting some cash from me.
    Usually its Bosses to their underlings

    Ah go on Pin I'm sure you can afford $100

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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    speaking of this custom, do i have to give the packets to people who are junior to me at work? or is it just my boss who does this?

    the trainee who sits in my office claims that she is expecting some cash from me.
    All the single girls try this on. If I had a $1 for every time that I fell for that line ... I would have $42. As Jimbo says only if you're married and they are single OR you're a proper manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myownid:
    Before the trip (it will be 24th, Saturday) or after the trip (in this case, it will be on 1st February)?
    Though there is the unwritten rule (in my social group) that goes "no lai see after one week".
    Makes sen$e to me. The CNY feeling has all but dimished by then anyway. If the (begging) recipient was away before CNY and is still away the week after then they must be loaded. And they may have planned to go away, get the overseas lai see, come back and get the local lai see - you may laugh but it's true and I know atleast two people who did this.
    But if there is someone who you think is deserving then go ahead if it makes you feel all warm inside. I have done this and it was only $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discobay:
    All the single girls try this on. If I had a $1 for every time that I fell for that line ... I would have $42. As Jimbo says only if you're married and they are single OR you're a proper manager.
    heh, at present its the married ones that are trying it on (along with the single ones). I am neither married nor a proper manager, so i guess i'm ok this year.

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