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> When you work in close
> proximity, once in a while buying ice cream or bringing in bagels, as a
> treat for the gang works. Certainly there is no downside if not
> overdone. I have even said, with a smile and loud voice, "this is a
> bribe, make sure you don't lose my bills."
Where we have worked, the best bribes seem to be chocolate. Last year it was
the never-empty bowl of M&M's. This year the chocolate treats are a little
more exotic, but they only have to go to a couple of people - and I'm here to
tellya that they have worked!
Although I have to mention that box seats to S.F. Giants' games have had a
remarkably good effect, too. Particularly now that they're in the playoffs.<g>