There’s a whole slew of charity schemes that utilize workplace peer pressure as a means of prying your wallet open. It’s never sat well with me, probably because my first exposure to it was a retail job in college where they called us all into the break room and literally told us that not publicly pledging to sign over part of our paychecks was basically the same as saying we wanted sick children to suffer.
The manager who oversaw that meeting also accompanied his daughters around the store and watched, stone faced, as they asked all of us employees to buy Girl Scout Cookies.
He was later fired and prosecuted for embezzling. I can’t help but wonder if he was somehow wetting his beak when the cookie monies rolled in.