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Posted: 12/19/2005 1:21:23 PM EDT
Well, its that time of year again. I work for a huge company, which is my first mistake. And for my Christmas bonus this year I got 2, I repeat 2 cans of green beans I could take down to HR and exchange for a free jeans day at work. Needsless to say I'm living large. Eat your hearts out ARF.com
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:22:21 PM EDT
Well at least you got something. My present is I have to work on Christmas eve and Christmas day.

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:23:07 PM EDT
At least you got a Christmas bonus!!

"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth".

M.L.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:24:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:24:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nicholastheczar:
Well at least you got something. My present is I have to work on Christmas eve and Christmas day.




Why are you complaining about that? I'm not even getting any damn gifts for Christmas this year. Want to trade? I'll be glad to work overtime at your job and take money you could be earning.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:24:48 PM EDT
Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah!... Holy Shit!

Where's the Tylenol?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:24:59 PM EDT
I got a great bonus too - I'm on call for the entire holiday season. No extra bux though...
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:25:03 PM EDT
I got a SEBR on the way with mine!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:26:51 PM EDT
I work at a large craft brewery and we once again set sales and production records this year.

They gave us each a $1.50 bottle opener.

Thanks for nothing, in fact I would have rather recieved nothing.

My younger brother on the other hand works for a framing contractor. He got almost $2000.00
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:27:52 PM EDT

a freind of mine works at goldman sachs. hasnt been there very long and is at the low end of the bonus pool, but still expecting something in the $50,000.00 range.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:28:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:29:28 PM EDT
Maybe they give food to people who they are about to fire.


J/k Happy holidays
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:30:32 PM EDT
I got a bottle of Jack!!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:32:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 1:32:34 PM EDT by Alien]
I got $50. Better than nothing and I am greatful for it and expressed my thanks to the owner of the company.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:35:03 PM EDT
I'm expecting about $1000.

But it is not a "holiday bonus". It is just a company bonus, and I won't get it til February.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:36:10 PM EDT
I got a $25 gift certificate from the local grocery for my bonus. Reminds me of some years where $25 was my food budget for the month.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:37:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:

Originally Posted By Nicholastheczar:
Well at least you got something. My present is I have to work on Christmas eve and Christmas day.




Why are you complaining about that? I'm not even getting any damn gifts for Christmas this year. Want to trade? I'll be glad to work overtime at your job and take money you could be earning.



Because I don't get paid overtime or any additional pay increase.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:38:52 PM EDT
These really nice guys in a Brinks truck gave me a couple bags of cash just now!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:39:47 PM EDT
Well, I already burned my jeans day last Friday. Damn green beans came in handy with no clean slacks to wear. On the plus side, Me and the lady will be closing on our house the 30th and I should get a nice profit sharing check in March!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:42:01 PM EDT
I am a freelancer...my bonus is working in Hawaii right until Christmas, then staying for 4 days and vacationing. Plane ride paid by the company!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:42:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brassburn:
Uh, I know about graciousness and all that but 2 cans of green beans that can be exchanged for the right to wear jeans for a day doesn't strike me as a gift horse!



Honestly, I understand where you're coming from. It's almost like, no gift would be better. They ought to call it an "appreciation gift" or something rather than a Christmas Bonus.

I's almost an insult to give you something that doesn't even cost the company a cent, and then make it out to be something that you should really appreciate.

Merry Chistmas,

M.L.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:42:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah!... Holy Shit!

Where's the Tylenol?





I really needed that.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:43:03 PM EDT
Woot

Mine too, I am expecting my severance package in February.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:43:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nicholastheczar:
Well at least you got something. My present is I have to work on Christmas eve and Christmas day.




I don't have a job...wanna trade?

J/K...I make my wife work..
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:43:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nicholastheczar:
Well at least you got something. My present is I have to work on Christmas eve and Christmas day.




You too?!

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:48:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:50:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:
I got a great bonus too - I'm on call for the entire holiday season. No extra bux though...



I hear that. Right through Christmas. teh suxor.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:51:14 PM EDT
One year subscription to the Jelly of the Month Club!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:52:14 PM EDT
I got nothing.

Except the 22nd-JAn 3rd off with pay.

Thats cool by me though, some guys don't get nothin at all.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:53:35 PM EDT
What is a respectable holiday bonus?

My partners and I have one part-time employee (who works about 25-30 hours per week). We plan to give him a bonus equal to a bit over two weeks of his take-home pay. Is this tacky, or a reasonable amount?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:55:05 PM EDT
Hmmm, and I was bitching that after taxes and the other bullshit my $250 year end bonus came out to be $137...guess I'll shut up now
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:58:02 PM EDT
Up until this year I always received a $10 Giant gift card and a $5 bill. Seriously.

This year we received $20 gift certificates to Honey Baked Ham. I hear the cheapest ham is something like $50 online.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:58:08 PM EDT
Better than a 1 year subscription to a jelly of the month club.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:04:23 PM EDT
$250 Check and a $50 Pre Paid Visa
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:05:14 PM EDT
I'm on call both days. Fucker, But I get to wear Jeans everyday
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:09:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:12:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
These really nice guys in a Brinks truck gave me a couple bags of cash just now!


You wouldn't have been wearing a hockey mask and gray coveralls at the time were you?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:14:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dmin:
What is a respectable holiday bonus?

My partners and I have one part-time employee (who works about 25-30 hours per week). We plan to give him a bonus equal to a bit over two weeks of his take-home pay. Is this tacky, or a reasonable amount?

I believe that is very generous! Many get nothing!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:19:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 2:21:41 PM EDT by NimmerMehr]

Originally Posted By logem:
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth".



Does that mean don't inspect the teeth of the animal to determine it's general age and health?


Edit: Google says yes.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:26:01 PM EDT
I get to work my ass off and hopefully get paid before the money runs out

eat your hearts out
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:28:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:31:17 PM EDT
Have your children donate the two cans of green beans to the local food bank. You'll feel much better, I promise
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:31:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dustin98SS:
Well, its that time of year again. I work for a huge company, which is my first mistake. And for my Christmas bonus this year I got 2, I repeat 2 cans of green beans I could take down to HR and exchange for a free jeans day at work. Needsless to say I'm living large. Eat your hearts out ARF.com

wow you are super lucky
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:33:34 PM EDT
WE get nothing.........We had Salaried Lay-offs a couple weeks ago and Hourly Lay-offs will be the first week in Jan..........Merry Christmas
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:33:58 PM EDT
We got a stinking $25 gift card to a local store...oh did I mention another 32% bonus this quarter again too?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:38:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nicholastheczar:

Because I don't get paid overtime or any additional pay increase.



So? That's more than I'm earning right now. My offer still stands.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:46:57 PM EDT
It is amazing that most employers give nothing and even more amazing that they would give you a nearly worthless gift that is almost insulting.

Every year that I can remember we have given out a Christmas bonus to everyone who has worked for us for at least 6 mos. and the minimum bonus would be like $350 and max out at about $50,000.00, provided the company has had a profitable year.

In addition to that we put more than this amount in the company's profit sharing plan this year and paid a bonus in July that was about 1/3 the Christmas bonus.

Less than 1/2 of those who receive a bonus will even say thank you for it.

That may be why most employers don't even bother doing something at Christmas.


Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:52:44 PM EDT
The company that I work for pays me for the time that I put in and that's all that I expect from them. They don't give anything extra and they don't get anything extra.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:55:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah!... Holy Shit!

Where's the Tylenol?



My favorite Christmas movie.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:57:56 PM EDT
My company won't pay me my "Christmas Bonus" until the end of February. They need to crunch the Q4 results to see what I'm worth. Last year we hit about 200% of out goals and I took home about $4k pre-tax. I'm looking at about $3.2k this year. I'm moving so this may take care of closing costs...
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:05:05 PM EDT
I feel for ya, except this year every company that I worked for gave nothing or a insult,
like a $20 gift certificate for something from Amway.
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