🚨URGENT🚨 someone asked to grab coffee with me to talk about my agency because she applied for a job. Who pays for the coffee?? Obviously I’ll bring money to treat us both but what is the protocol here

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Information is worth more than any cup of coffee. She pays and she should also thank you for taking time out of your hectic schedule.

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Really...this conversation was about a $5 coffee. Be the better person and pay. I would honestly be more interested to hear more about how the meeting went rather than how this bowl thinks who should pay. People have too much time on their hands 😂

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Arrive 5 minutes late so they’ve already paid for their coffee and grabbed a table for you two, then pay for your own coffee

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Better yet, buy the coffee shop. Then, you win either way.

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She asked you. She pays.

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When I invite someone out for coffee, I always offer something to go along with it, i.e., bagel, croissant, pastry, etc. I don’t usually think literally just coffee, but that may just be me because I have a sweet tooth! 😀

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If she’s a student/entry level, you should offer to pay. Otherwise, either she should pay or you can each buy your own coffee

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This!

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Clearly you should ghost her, as this is way too stressful.

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Also, this does not qualify as urgent.

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does a coffee really require a committee and urgent message? you must be fun to work with.

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I don’t think we should be taking the OP seriously. We all need to lighten up a bit.

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hi everyone y’all can chill I was joking about urgent? some people get nervous about workplace norms it’s rly not that deep 🌞 I paid for the coffee - she is my age but was looking to apply for a more jr title so it seemed right

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OP, you're an idiot.

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This is why we have account people

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It’s one banana, Michael. What could it cost, $10?

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There's ALWAYS money in the banana stand!

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You should do a poll. But make sure you get an analytics person here to analyze the results for you. Good luck!

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It’s true. Only those of us graced with the revered title of analyst can read percentages.

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Offer to pay, this isn’t a steak dinner!

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This is not urgent. Pay for the coffee.

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Just do the right thing

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This is the kind of stress I enjoy witnessing. Makes me feel super chill by comparison.

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Wait, what if she orders a snack????????

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Pay. You have the job.

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Get there early and already have a coffee. They’ll be forced to buy their own. Problem solved.

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This is the way.

2 rules. A) If someone invites you for a coffee, usually they should pay. B) if you are more senior than them, you should pay - regardless of if they asked or you invited them.

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This is what stresses you out? Good luck!

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What’s your Venmo, I’ll send you a $1.

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