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    Significance of a folded napkin when given to you by your manager ?

    This is about a relationship between me and my manager. This is more of a rant and rave about my job just mysterious sometimes. What does it mean when someone gives you a folded napkin with a note written on it? This is one of the first things he gave me (my manager). Usually people have got on ear on the prize and the other somewhere else and you just cant figure it out , BUT he always makes it clear what he is looking for in an employee. You try to understand but sometimes it just gets overwhelming. He also just gave me some sunglasses and he always brings food to the office. I guess he wants me to get creative but I just need to know what he thinks about this sometimes. He also wrapped something in a newspaper one time that he gave me. Hes a very dear friend of mine. I have known him since 2002. I used to talk to him 2-3 times a day to start and then it became 2-3 times a month and then years. Finally one day when I updated his website he asked me to be full-time and started me on 18 dollars an hour. NOT BAD! Ive been here almost 3 years this September... We are currently expanding next door but not changing location. I like it here. We're also connected on social media linked in, facebook, instagram, and I have a twitter account for the company. Im also friends on facebook with his wife and daughter and on instagram with his wife. I think his wife's company follows our twitter account. I just wish for more direct answers here.

    Yeah so my question is , is there a significance to a folded napkin of anything ?

    Thanks in advance for all of the replies forum x
    Last edited by vesper; 08-09-2017 at 01:24 PM. Reason: Added Name

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    Well that all depends on what was written on the napkin... care to elaborate?

    Side question: Do you have a crush on your boss?

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    Why does it need to matter? He is a boss. Keep the boundaries .

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    I can only relate it to what it might mean were I given the napkin. I'd probably have pizza sauce on my face and my boss used the note as an excuse to subtly help me out.

    So I think I'd need to know what you had for lunch before I could provide some concrete insight.

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    Originally Posted by ThatwasThen
    Well that all depends on what was written on the napkin... care to elaborate?

    Side question: Do you have a crush on your boss?
    Just a link to a website. Maybe he's just overly OCD so he likes to fold things. He's very charming, but he's married and so am I. It probably means nothing and Im just being overly analytical ?
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    Originally Posted by j.man
    I can only relate it to what it might mean were I given the napkin. I'd probably have pizza sauce on my face and my boss used the note as an excuse to subtly help me out.

    So I think I'd need to know what you had for lunch before I could provide some concrete insight.
    lol j.man!

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    Originally Posted by vesper
    Just a link to a website. Maybe he's just overly OCD so he likes to fold things. He's very charming, but he's married and so am I. It probably means nothing and Im just being overly analytical ?
    It probably means that he was eating lunch and had nothing else to write on so he jotted it down on the first thing available. Was the website something that would make you think too deeply about things?

    You are both married but that doesn't answer my question about whether you have a crush on him.

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    Originally Posted by ThatwasThen
    You are both married but that doesn't answer my question about whether you have a crush on him.
    The website was just a place for self-expression of art , because I am an artist originally, like I think it was Etsy. Yes I suppose I do have a small crush on him but not in a sexual way, he is just super attractive and charming although he is 60 years old. We went on a business trip back in 2003 and he kind of tried to hit on me. He wasn't my boss then.

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    Originally Posted by vesper
    The website was just a place for self-expression of art , because I am an artist originally, like I think it was Etsy. Yes I suppose I do have a small crush on him but not in a sexual way, he is just super attractive and charming although he is 60 years old. We went on a business trip back in 2003 and he kind of tried to hit on me. He wasn't my boss then.
    Well then, yes that would be why you are over-thinking this. Do your best to keep your mind focused on him in only a professional manner because you're on a slippery slope if your crush is leading you to start a thread looking for hidden meaning in such a innocent gesture. You're an artist, he hooked you up to a site for artists. Simple.

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    A folded napkin with a random website scrawled inside doesn't mean anything. Why would it?

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