Should I Play Scrooge?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about Cooled relationship with boss:

I have been in my current position of lab supervisor for almost 3 years. My relations with my boss were fairly good for the first two years, but have cooled lately. I think it’s partly personality and part a growing lists of unrealistic demands from her, due, I think to outside pressures on her. Anyway, we exchanged gifts on Christmas for years one and two. This year I fear that she may do it again, for show, good press etc. I don’t want to exchange gifts with somebody I really don’t like. Is there any way to prevent or avoid this without completely bringing down the roof? Thanks.

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