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Selling your kid's Girl Scout cookies

It's become something of a corporate scourge to have people trying to sell their children's school raffles and cookies or chocolates at the office.

Besides the annoyance factor, there’s also the guilt involved in trying to determine just how much to buy — if any.

This behavior might not get you fired, but it certainly won't endear you to anyone who feels compelled to make a purchase.

A nice compromise is to first determine corporate policy and then create some sort of combined sign-up sheet hung in a prominent place such as a public bulletin board or on the kitchen refrigerator. In this way, you give co-workers the opportunity to come to you if interested and save others from feeling as though they’re getting the hard sell.

Don’t pressure anyone into buying those Thin Mints. Let them come to you if interested.