Lately at work, I have been seeing an increased number of employees who walk around the office on a weekly basis asking co-workers if they want to buy this or that. I understand that a person can say yes or no and be done with it, but when is this going to stop?!?!?!? It's getting out of control. I know the schools always have fundraisers to raise money that goes to the school for the kids and that's great. I know that churches and other social organizations also have fundraisers for their particular reasons as well but when you have 30 employees in one office and 1/2 of them have some kind of fundraiser that they are collecting for, it makes it "uncomfortable" for some co-workers (not me). Here is a list of some of the fundraisers that we have been asked to donate to throughout the years: 1. Cookie Dough - $15.00 2. Magaizines - (whatever the subscription cost) 3. Books 4. Plate Lunches - $7.00 5. Popcorn - $15.00 6. Cakes, pecan candy, etc. - $2.00 - $25.00) 7. Christmas wrapping paper (every year) 8. Christmas Cards (every year) 9. Raffle Tickets ($1.00) 10. The Pampered Chef (VERY EXPENSIVE) 11. Mary Kay 12. Tupperware 13. Pizza 14. Chocolate Bars 15. Candles 16. Cook books 17. Lollipops 18. Coffee 19. Peanuts, Cashews, etc. 20. Seasoning When will it ever end? Asking for donations for fundraisers IS allowed at our job and that policy it's not going away any time soon, so many of us just "deal" with it. When my co-workers come to my office and ask me if I would like to buy this or that, this is my normal/across the board response, "I would really like to donate, but I have to buy 300 lbs of feed for my animals this week." OR "Well, let's see how much does it cost? Ok, well the cookie dough cost $15.00, so I will buy the $15.00 cookie dough if you buy $15.00 worth of eggs from me. Deal?" That pretty much ends the conversation and they walk out. So they have learned NOT to ask me to buy ANYTHING. And at the same time, I have NEVER asked anyone at my job or otherwise to buy ANYTHING from me. (Unless they come to me begging for money.) I like to turn the tables on then to see what they will say. And guess what their response is? "Well, I don't have any money right now." And guess what my response is, "Neither do I." (end of conversation) So, how do you all feel about people asking money for fundraisers on a consistent basis (overkill)? Is it allowed at your workplace? How do you handle it? When is enough enough? Maybe my co-workers don't realize that before they came to my office, that 15 other people were in my office begging for money.