Transferred offices in October, how do I handle Secretary/Assistant holiday gifts?

My previous secretary still does all of my reimbursements/travel (don’t ask for help with anything else) and will until the new year, but my new secretary has made a clear effort to be available (even though I haven’t utilized her at all).

Should I be gifting both the standard class year gift?

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I don’t think there’s a “correct” answer, but honestly, I’d do both. We have the luxury of being able to be generous. Your previous secretary has already done nearly a year’s worth of work for you, and you’ll probably spend significant time with your new one going forward. Nice thing to do.

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A1 - I was definitely leaning in that direction! Alternatively I was thinking of knocking it down one class year for the new secretary ($200 for original secretary and $100 for new secretary) based on the fact that the former is the one doing the work for this year.

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I knocked it down one class year for my old secretary and did the full for my new secretary, but my old one doesn’t do anything anymore (and hasn’t since I got a new one in October). I know it’s cheap but it would’ve been $600 combined and like, I didn’t even spend that on my parents..

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