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66HIPO&more
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posted 12-09-2003 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more   Click Here to Email 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike usually gets a $25 gift certificate. YIPEE!

My bonus varies from year to year. Just found out the corporation will give full time employees $450, plus another $80 from my department. Not huge, but appreciated. We also received a nice quilted blanket, a $15 Media Play gift cert. Tomorrow night is the big employee Christmas dinner.

What do your bosses contribute to your holiday?

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lonewolf
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posted 12-09-2003 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf   Click Here to Email lonewolf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We get nothing, nada.

I am happy that I have a job though. I know alot of folks in my field who aren't working right now.

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Fastback68
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posted 12-09-2003 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My boss gives me nothing. But I subcontract three people, and they bellyache like hell if I don't give them a bonus. Something wrong here

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GTRocks
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posted 12-09-2003 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Zip for me. I get the right to bring in a dish to share to the Christmas party!

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Ked
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posted 12-09-2003 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I get mandatory overtime and have to spend a $1.00 to eat our Christmas buffet.

Does that count?????

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capri man
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posted 12-09-2003 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i guess the rest of us are just not as lucky as you joyce!! congratulations.

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MLariviere
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posted 12-09-2003 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My company charges $7.00 a person to attend their Christmas party. It would be ok if they donated it to a food pantry,but they keep it.

No bonus for me. Never did,never will. I'm lucky that I can pick my vacation time. One department has forced vacation time,up to 4 weeks,with a June 1 to September 30 blackout.

My boss' contribution to the company? He consumes payroll.

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Mustang Tally
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posted 12-09-2003 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally   Click Here to Email Mustang Tally     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't work outside the home anymore (since 1990)..but when I did I got a very nice e.o.y bonus...

They also had a company dinner as well as taking the office personnel out for lunch...and the sales personnel would do that in February (when things slowed down a bit...)

They started my first year at $100.00 and added $100.00 each year...I left in September ...would have drawn $1,100 that year...but was glad to give it up to get out of there...

I loved my job, but they let 4 girls go and we 4 who were left had to take their workload...

Wasn't gonna do it! Didn't do it !

It was a wonderful job til they messed it up ! Ungrateful slobs!!!

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67357C
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posted 12-09-2003 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67357C   Click Here to Email 67357C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My bonus this year was getting layed off from a crappy company after 16 years. No sorry's please, I'm happy to be out, kinda bittersweet.

And hey! last year everyone got about 3 grand apiece to sell out their union brothers and sisters... 'cause that's what the season is all about.

Enjoy your Christmas parties; big companies see these as a liability, they are a lawsuit just waiting to happen, too bad things are like this now, that kinda stuff was fun in the past.
With my attitude toward the business climate right now, I could honestly say... pour another drink down me and give me those keys and your lawyers number.

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67stang
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posted 12-09-2003 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't get squat but sometimes my wife does. The other day at one of their meeting, someone let slip that the bonus this year will have 4 digits (before the .). Somehow I doubt it but it would be nice right now. Maybe the bosses bonus anyways.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-10-2003 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nothing this year, my pay is based on bonus's and an hourly rate. So it's kinda of a bummer to not have had any bonus this year.


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stang106
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posted 12-10-2003 04:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bonus?
hahahahahahahaha
Joyce, even though we both do simular work I work for the Government and probably make half your wage, and the next contract we will lose sick time and vacation time. They are closing services to 'save money' and our ICU could even close. At the moment I am happy to have a job as may people here don't. However if I lose mine we may find ourselves in Northern California where I could get a bonus!
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BlueMule
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posted 12-10-2003 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
zero

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indyphil
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posted 12-10-2003 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a free thanksgiving turkey.
In Februrary the company gives out its anual "incentive compensation" which is based on the companies performance against a set of goals. this can be as much as 7-10% of your salary in one check, of course the taxman takes a bite but its usually a pretty good sized amount.

Of course when you look at industry wide salaries ours are a little low, so this is a way for the company to pay well when things are going well and then pull back when times are hard. Total compensation is just like eveywhere else.

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70spoiler
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posted 12-10-2003 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler   Click Here to Email 70spoiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...lucky to still have a job here
I'm the only guy left east of arizona, we had 12-15 guys 2 years ago
The company I work for is in Portland, OR so I can't even go to the party(which I would have to pay $10 for anyway)
I gave myself a bonus by telling my boss 'no more trips to asia for me'

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adragon8u
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posted 12-10-2003 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
zip, zilch, nada. see my earlier post about disappointing news. But hey, at least I'm not drawing unemployment.

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66HIPO&more
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posted 12-10-2003 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more   Click Here to Email 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This questions was spurred by a discussion at work.
One of the ladies said her husband gets thousands each year and assumed a lot of people got BIG year end/holiday bonuses. She was referreing to our bonus as the "holiday boner."
I don't know of anyone who gets regular bonuses and thought we were pretty lucky. She disagreed, so that is why I ask. I'll have to let her know the results of my little poll.
Thanks,
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indyphil
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posted 12-10-2003 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I know salaried positions in large corporations generally get bonuses but they dont always come at Christmas and usually depend on company financial results rather than personal performance. Thats the case with most engineering jobs anyway. The bonus is anywhere between 5 and 15% of the annual salary - which can amount to several thousand dollars even after the tax man takes a bite.

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71RESTO
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posted 12-10-2003 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This year I got the news (last week) that my year end bonus will be two weeks off for the holidays--- WITHOUT PAY!!! Merry Friggin Christmas!!!
No such thing as a Christmas bonus at our company anyway, and now this great news.

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67357C
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posted 12-10-2003 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67357C   Click Here to Email 67357C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 71RESTO:
This year I got the news (last week) that my year end bonus will be two weeks off for the holidays--- WITHOUT PAY!!! Merry Friggin Christmas!!!
No such thing as a Christmas bonus at our company anyway, and now this great news.


Yea, and they'll tell you "have a merry christmas"
Best thing you can do is file for UI, you'll get at least one week paid for depending on your state.

Or, don't I recall you saying, you hurt your back at work and you need two weeks to recover? hehehe
You're employer might get mad at this tactic, but look what he did to you!

Where I'm at, L&I claims went up at our work a couple hundred percent once layoffs started.

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65darkhorse
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posted 12-10-2003 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No Christmas bonus. Just an unofficial (as company policy dictates no such things should occur on the company's dime) dinner {thankfully free}

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cobravenom71
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posted 12-10-2003 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I must be one of the lucky ones: My boss is quite a task-master, but he is also very good at rewrding performance.
For Christmas, I get a $200 gift certificate to 'Longhorn Steakhouse'for my family and myself, a $200 'Publix'(grocery store) gift certificate for Christmas dinner-fixins', and a $1750 cash bonus.
We have an X-Mas party at a golf course/ club our company also owns for all managers plus spouses, little 'gifts' are provided to the spouses, open bar is in effect, live DJ, dinner and dancing.
I love this company!!!

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65darkhorse
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posted 12-10-2003 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cobravenom71:
I love this company!!!

they hiring ?? lol.

I like my job, even if they don't buy me dinner at xmas.

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mustangs68
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posted 12-10-2003 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Use to get one based on service years..LOL not no more
Get a turkey every year..Was suprised this year we weren't given 5 pound bags of rice from China

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pmhvps
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posted 12-10-2003 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps   Click Here to Email pmhvps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess I'm lucky also...$1500.00 combo Vac.-Xmas bonus....paid in May...Government takes half. This is a union negotiated benefit.

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lyle29464
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posted 12-10-2003 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am self-employed. I think this year I will get me a new dell computer on my charge card.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 12-11-2003 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
they don't call our bonus a bonus they call it profit sharing. Last year after Enron ( we are the same as them, they're competition ) They said they couldn't afford a profit sharing check to employees. Two years ago they gave us $800.00 which Uncle Sam took half. They made such a big production about it being so hard to get for us, I asked the boss if we should all pass the hat and donate it back to the co. since they were in such "dire straights"
Luckily, I have a boss that appreciates my sarcastic humor.
this year we get to work overtime if we want OR if we don't want!~ GEE HOW THOUGHTFUL. I planned vaction for two weeks. Our medical goes up every year too.
On a side note I tied a brazing rod to my wallet with duct tape and walked through the office with it in the air up high acting like I was tuggin it downward.
the boss says " what are you doing" I told him I was trying to hold onto what lil cash I had because my wallet was so light it defied gravity. He didn't see as much humor in it as I did.

I give them hell. LOL

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posted 12-11-2003 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67357C   Click Here to Email 67357C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jsracingbbf:
they don't call our bonus a bonus they call it profit sharing. Last year after Enron ( we are the same as them, they're competition ) They said they couldn't afford a profit sharing check to employees. Two years ago they gave us $800.00 which Uncle Sam took half. They made such a big production about it being so hard to get for us, I asked the boss if we should all pass the hat and donate it back to the co. since they were in such "dire straights"
Luckily, I have a boss that appreciates my sarcastic humor.
this year we get to work overtime if we want OR if we don't want!~ GEE HOW THOUGHTFUL. I planned vaction for two weeks. Our medical goes up every year too.
On a side note I tied a brazing rod to my wallet with duct tape and walked through the office with it in the air up high acting like I was tuggin it downward.
the boss says " what are you doing" I told him I was trying to hold onto what lil cash I had because my wallet was so light it defied gravity. He didn't see as much humor in it as I did.

I give them hell. LOL

I used to love my fellow employees who sympathized with the company on medical benefits,... "oh, everyone is paying for medical benefits these days"
We used to pay nothing, then they chipped away little by little, finally by the time I left, the deductible for a single individual was $150 and for a full family $600, this included a $70 per month charge for a single person and $200 per month for a family... if that isn't enought they also have a co-pay of $15 for each visit! now why in the heck is there a co-pay if you are paying a monthly fee???!!!
I guess my co-workers got what they wanted.

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Mike65
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posted 12-11-2003 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joyce it is the same with me, I will get a $25.00 gift card at the Christmas party. It is better then nothing, I guess.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-11-2003 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw my former company go from very generous to cheap, now they are no more.

Guess I should have read the writing on the wall a little better.

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posted 12-11-2003 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by indyphil:
As far as I know salaried positions in large corporations generally get bonuses but they dont always come at Christmas and usually depend on company financial results rather than personal performance. Thats the case with most engineering jobs anyway. The bonus is anywhere between 5 and 15% of the annual salary - which can amount to several thousand dollars even after the tax man takes a bite.


Thats the boat I'm in Phil, so no bonus means less pay. It sucks but it's still better to have a job.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 12-12-2003 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Working for the County I get a big fat $0 and have to pay for my chistmass party $75 a head .

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1_ZoNiE
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I was going to put bonus? Ha-ha! However, after reading everyone else's zip, nada, zero then mine won't had been original. What a bunch of "cheapskate companies" out there in the neither regions! I can understand the zip, nada, zero if you were your own boss. But, some of these companies that give their management six figure incomes, during the year, just so they can "goof off" and then cry "No Christmas bonuses for their employees because they're tight this year".....What a shame!

My bonus this year, since I am my own boss, is just to be with my wife & our daughter on Christmas day. *Wish it was my other daughter as well - but, that's another story that I won't air out.*

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posted 12-12-2003 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I work for a large company, no bonus, no dinner and in the last ten years no Christmas party. And this year we all get to work on Christmas day.

The latest rumor which I believe to be true is that salaried management will NOT be getting a pay increase this year, I have said for years that I have NO complaints about my salary, but, this is the first year out of 25 that I won't get a raise. Most workers are union so they will get one.

I will give all eleven of my employees a gift certificate for dinner this year as always.


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posted 12-15-2003 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
damn, I bet they're happy as hell !!

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NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mike65
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posted 12-16-2003 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would have gotten a $25.00 gift card if I went to the Christmas party, but we had a snow storm & I decided not to go & risk an accident for $25.00.

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posted 12-16-2003 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got one.

My Mom and Dad always gave our rental property maintenance man a bonus. Same for their housecleaner and gardener. Since I technically work for the family business, I have been getting one too.

It's funny though. Since I manage the rental properties now, I write all the checks and Mom signs them. So I pay myself the bonus. But Mom sets the limit!

It's the same as we give the maintenance man.

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posted 12-16-2003 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67357C   Click Here to Email 67357C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
I got one.

My Mom and Dad always gave our rental property maintenance man a bonus. Same for their housecleaner and gardener. Since I technically work for the family business, I have been getting one too.

It's funny though. Since I manage the rental properties now, I write all the checks and Mom signs them. So I pay myself the bonus. But Mom sets the limit!

It's the same as we give the maintenance man.

Stewart

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Sorry, but I must intrude on this one, I can't pass up the opportunity. I would have to say, if I had a housekeeper, a gardner, and a maintenance man. I would not need a bonus.
I think my bonus would be not having to listen to my fiance' scream about the housework.

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posted 12-16-2003 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did get a 9 dollar HAM. the station bought a NEW six wheel Polaris thing a ma jig Mule looking cart, $12,000 and $10,000 worth of white rock to cover "bad" spots so they won't have to hire so much lawn service next summer. BUT NO Christmas Bonus. the boss said the Mule/Polarus was our bonus!
I asked him if I could take it down to the grocery store and get groceries on it and tell the cashier that since we had a Polarius would they let me slide on the groceries? He didn't find it ammusing as the rest of the employees LOL

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posted 12-16-2003 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know this is kind of like an episode of Sienfield with the Soup NAzi only I can hear him saying " NO Bonus for YOU"

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posted 12-16-2003 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I get the 24 hour duty on the 23rd (supposed to be a day off), but at least I'm home. Yeah, its a bonus though, Casey doesn't like me to play on the computer at the house and since I'm at work with nothing else to do I'll get to play video games and surf on the computer ALL day long. I'll also be playing "how many posts can I make at M&M in a 24 hour period?"

I just got a new blast cabinet, so I'd rather have the day off, but if you gotta work, might as well make the best of it, eh?

Casey's soon going to be a full time mom. Guess her bonus this year is she's "already pregnant!!!"

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I went to my old companies Christmas Party last weekend and they bought me Margaritas-On-The-Rocks all Night Long... Does That Count..

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posted 12-17-2003 03:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 67357C:
Sorry, but I must intrude on this one, I can't pass up the opportunity. I would have to say, if I had a housekeeper, a gardner, and a maintenance man. I would not need a bonus.

LOL, no problem...intrude away!

I don't have a housekeeper or gardener. Unless you count my wife!! My Mom has the housekeeper and gardener.

A few years back, when Dad's health was really slowing him down, he couldn't take care of his yard anymore. Dad used to have a great garden too. Well, about that same time, Mom's health (mainly arthritis) made it hard for her to take care of the house like she used to. Since Dad was very frugel with his money all his life, and had invested wisely, they could afford those comforts in their golden years.

My Christmas bonus is for managing the few rental properties my Dad accumulated before his death this year. The investments are enough to keep Mom financially comfortable for the rest of her life.

Mom isn't rich, but she can definitely pay cash for whatever she needs.

Stewart

PS - Joyce didn't ask who needed a bonus, just who got one.

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posted 12-17-2003 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more   Click Here to Email 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This thread has been more eye-opening and sad than I anticipated.
I really must be naive, because I thought most companies gave at least a small token at the holidays.

Really Sad!

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posted 12-17-2003 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check this out...

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/12/15/national/main588685.shtml


EDIT: didn't notice the story above.
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posted 12-17-2003 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 66HIPO&more:
I thought most companies gave at least a small token at the holidays.

That is called a paycheck.

On an up note, latest news around the water cooler here....a mighty 2% increase instead of none. Honestly, I'm suprised that we are getting that, times are slow at the newspaper this year.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-17-2003 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 66HIPO&more:
This thread has been more eye-opening and sad than I anticipated.
I really must be naive, because I thought most companies gave at least a small token at the holidays.

Really Sad!

J.


It USED to be like that, just like you USED to be able to count on keeping your job long term. {remember the term 'lifers?'} But the corporate world doesn't have any room for gratitude or loyalty these days.

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Ive been with Co. for 15yrs and only got a turkey at x-mas,last yr got $20 gift card from local food store,but this yr after getting bought by new corporation I got a $100 check, after taxes and 401k was under $60,but free $$ is always nice.Now my wifes boss gives year end gifts depending on how year went, usually 5-7k and have been over 10k.

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posted 12-17-2003 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found out about the wife's bonus. Zip, zilch, nada, ain't gonna happen. The dude in charge decided he was going to keep the bonus's and enclose the outside smoking porches!

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posted 12-18-2003 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, my friend is getting a nice year end bonus from the wood stove factory he works at, they get bonuses keyed to profits and it's capped at 25% of salary. He said right now it's at 19.7% and creeping upward. He should get around $10k.


{...and he still bitches about his job...}

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