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    Red face obligation,be my guest,buy you a lunch

    1) A lot of office staff do not like to have lunch with their boss/senior because they feel uneasy and not able to enjoy their own free time.

    If I am the boss, I want to invite my staff for a drink after work but I don't want the staff to force themself to accept my invitation just because I am their boss. Can I say:

    "Whoever would like to go for a drink after work, please show up at the office lobby at 6:00pm. But no obligation."

    2) I want to invite my colleagues to go for lunch and plan to pay for them. Can I say:

    "May I buy you all a lunch?"
    "Would you all be my guest for lunch this afternoon?"

    3) Any better ways to express question 1) and 2)?

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    Re: obligation,be my guest,buy you a lunch

    1 It sounds a bit weird to me. How about using Anyone who feels like having a drink/Anyone who's free and fancies a drink
    2 'buy you all lunch' 'be my guests'

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    Re: obligation,be my guest,buy you a lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 It sounds a bit weird to me. How about using Anyone who feels like having a drink/Anyone who's free and fancies a drink
    2 'buy you all lunch' 'be my guests'

    Or 'Who wants lunch? - I'm buying.'

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    Re: obligation,be my guest,buy you a lunch

    Lunch is on me.

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