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Posted: 3/30/2006 6:57:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 11:02:04 AM EDT by TacticalStrat]
Where I work, we get a semi-annual bonus. It will just appear on our paycheck twice a year. It's at the discretion of my boss for how much the amount is. Well today is payday/bonus-day, and I looked at my check, and the bonus is an insane amount. I have worked at this company for 7 years and this particular bonus is 5 times the amount it's ever been in 7 years of employment. Bascially the bonus equates to 50% of my annual salary, which is crazy. Should I question the amount with my boss, or simply thank him for the very generous bonus and not mention the amount?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:59:07 AM EDT
MG time
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:59:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 7:01:37 AM EDT by VoodooChile]
Talk to the boss first...then hookers n' blow

ETA: Seriously..especially if you want to make a career at this place.....talk to the boss
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:59:22 AM EDT
Cash it before they realize the mistake
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:00:44 AM EDT
It's a mistake. Just sign it and send it to me and I will rip it up for you.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:00:55 AM EDT
Thank him for the bonus.
I wouldn't yell out in front of everyone in the office "Thanks for giving me $XX,XXX in bonuses!"

Just thank him, and sit on the money for a few weeks if it really seems unreasonable. He may ask for it back if it is a mistake.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:00:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By badeffect10:
Cash it before they realize the mistake




I have direct deposit for my paycheck. The money is in my account.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:01:07 AM EDT
Save a big chunk of it, you'll need it come tax time next year.

My ass is still bleeding from my severance check
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:01:11 AM EDT
Cash it. If you question it, he'll think you feel that you don't deserve it. Then he'll begin to question it. IOW, never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:02:18 AM EDT
If it's a mistake he can ask for the difference back. So I would definitely check with him to make sure it's correct.

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:02:46 AM EDT
I'd ask him if the amount is correct. If nothing else and it is it makes you appear honest and upright to him.


Then send it to me for proper disposale.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:03:44 AM EDT
Thank him, cash it and then sit on it. It usually only takes a few days before they release that they screwed up and want their money back.


Omni
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:05:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:05:17 AM EDT
I'd talk to him...
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:07:17 AM EDT
"Thanks for the BMW, boss"

Kharn
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:08:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 7:11:13 AM EDT by VoodooChile]

Originally Posted By Kharn:
"Thanks for the BMW, boss"

Kharn



He's already got one
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:19:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 7:20:44 AM EDT by Red_Label]
When is this thread going to evolve into the "what should I buy with my bonus" thread?

I guess there was one suggestion (the MG).

I suggest buying a good 50K worth of various calibers of ammo. After that, you should upgrade if you have any firearms that are lacking or not top of the heap. Les Baer or custom Caspian 1911, Sako bolt guns, Barrett M82A1 .50 cal, etc. You get the picture.

And then a truckload of SKS' and ammo to hand-out to the neighborhood when the invasion of illegals goes violent.

I'd say your work is cut-out for you TS. Get busy!


P.S. Heck... maybe your boss knows it's all going downhill in a hurry and WANTS you to get all of this stuff NOW! Did you ever think of that?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:20:27 AM EDT
Talk to him, especially because it's direct deposit. If you withdrawl it or spend some of it and they realize the problem you may end up overdrawing your account.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:21:50 AM EDT
Just remember, if it is a mistake, the IRS already knows it and make sure your W-2's you get next year for this years wages are correct.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:22:29 AM EDT
I would consult my superior.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:23:25 AM EDT
Spend it quick!! Before they change their minds!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:24:35 AM EDT



i wish i had that "problem", jerk...


Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:25:21 AM EDT
Update: So a guy I work with (under the same boss) just called me and he was kinda him-hawing around and then he says: "hey man.....ummmmmm.......can I ask you a question about the bonuses. Was your bonus in-line?" I know right away why he's calling. Well... I find out his bonus was about 5X what is normally is. It appears our boss wants to make sure we are happy. I'm guessing because we've had a few people leave recently. Fooking unbelievable!!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:25:23 AM EDT
Make sure your account draws interest, don't spend any of it, and ask him about it next week.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:26:25 AM EDT
I'd just go up to him and say, "Thank you so much for this year's bonus. It's nice to know how much you value my contribution to this company."
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:27:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
Update: So a guy I work with (under the same boss) just called me and he was kinda him-hawing around and then he says: "hey man.....ummmmmm.......can I ask you a question about the bonuses. Was your bonus in-line?" I know right away why he's calling. Well... I find out his bonus was about 5X what is normally is. It appears our boss wants to make sure we are happy. I'm guessing because we've had a few people leave recently. Fooking unbelievable!!

So the party's at your place, right?

Kharn
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:30:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
Update: So a guy I work with (under the same boss) just called me and he was kinda him-hawing around and then he says: "hey man.....ummmmmm.......can I ask you a question about the bonuses. Was your bonus in-line?" I know right away why he's calling. Well... I find out his bonus was about 5X what is normally is. It appears our boss wants to make sure we are happy. I'm guessing because we've had a few people leave recently. Fooking unbelievable!!

So the party's at your place, right?

Kharn



I'm partying already. I'm sitting here in my bathrobe with a bottle of scotch and a bowl of fruit-loops.



Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:32:10 AM EDT
You guys hiring?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:38:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jon_C_:
You guys hiring?



Yeah, no kidding!! And to expand on this question, which I'm sure a few other guys are wondering, what kind of work do you do? Just being nosy. Vague answer is fine, too. Or, no answer as well.

And congrats!!

vmax84
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:40:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 7:40:49 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:

I'm partying already. I'm sitting here in my bathrobe with a bottle of scotch and a bowl of fruit-loops.



i don't know why, but that visual was very funny

[posting in this thread hoping that the karma will rub off. I deseperately need it]
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:44:15 AM EDT
All I gotta say is GOOD FOR YOUR BOSS man. There are so many cut-throat businessmen and lazy workers these days. It's is DAMN nice to see things like this once in a while. I'm envious of you TS. Enjoy your bonus...
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:49:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vmax84:

Originally Posted By Jon_C_:
You guys hiring?



Yeah, no kidding!! And to expand on this question, which I'm sure a few other guys are wondering, what kind of work do you do? Just being nosy. Vague answer is fine, too. Or, no answer as well.

And congrats!!

vmax84




Thank you. The money couldn't have come at a better time. My fiancé and I just bought a new house, which needs lots of furniture and decor (according to her). I just need more ammo and could care less about the furniture and decor.

I work in a technical role in the PR/Marketing dept, for a high-tech company. I design high-performance computers.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:50:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Label:
All I gotta say is GOOD FOR YOUR BOSS man. There are so many cut-throat businessmen and lazy workers these days. It's is DAMN nice to see things like this once in a while. I'm envious of you TS. Enjoy your bonus...




Thank you. Honestly...I really thought it was an error. If I had felt is was a real bonus, I would not have posted it here. Now I feel like a smuck for bragging.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:56:33 AM EDT
Congrats. You should still make it known to your boss that it was apprciated,
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:56:57 AM EDT
Maybe he knows that after taxes it will be about $87 net.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:58:46 AM EDT
Beers are on TacticalStrat.

All night long.

Food too. Lot's of food.

And hookers too ........ and some blow.

(Ok, never mind the blow. But for sure the hookers. Definately hookers).
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:07:08 AM EDT
Let me know if their hiring. I had a customer do something like that, the company marked their 20th year in business by giving everyone 2 weeks pay for every year of service. Just about all the employes had been there right from the start. So they got 40 weeks pay as a bonus! By the way congradulations! Atleast you are blessed with a good employer. My company just dumped 1000 of us!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:11:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BOBK48:
My company just dumped 1000 of us!




Sorry to hear that. I worked for shit companies all my life and then just lucked into this job.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:05:05 AM EDT
Thanks for giving us a little insight on what you do for a living.

Personally, I always thought a letter was much more impressive than a verbal statement. I think a simple thank you letter to your boss would put you one more notch up on his good grace post. Just my 2 cents.

Anyway, good job and best wishes to you and the soon to be Mrs. TS!!

vmax84
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:09:47 AM EDT
WHAT??????


BULLSHIT!!!!!

YOU MEAN TO TELL ME YOUR BOSS GAVE YOU THAT BIG OF A BONUS WITHOUT A UNION TO MAKE THEM DO IT??????




j/k

CONGRATS MAN!!!

Enjoy it.

TXL
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:12:30 AM EDT
I would check with the Boss just to make sure.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:18:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:20:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:25:15 AM EDT
demand a raise.

if they can throw that much around on "bonuses", you aren't getting your fair share.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:28:25 AM EDT
Congrats!!! You're obviously an asset to the company and that only comes from hard work. You've earned it, now treat yourself!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:38:00 AM EDT
You got a 50% bonus on a bi-anual bonus!

You do realize that the year is not even half over, YOU COULD GET MORE.

If you feel so bad about it, just send it my way, I will feel great.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:45:15 AM EDT
just mention to him how pleased you are and how you can now afford the surgery you always wanted in Guatamala
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:48:31 AM EDT
Oh, you poor thing....worrying about how FUCKING BIG a bonus check is!!! All kidding aside, it might not be a bad idea to just check with the boss and make sure the amount is correct. Don't look at it as second-guessing them. They will more than likely appreciate and note your integrity.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:50:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FunYun1983:
You got a 50% bonus on a bi-anual bonus!



Semi-annual. Bi-Annual is every two years.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:53:23 AM EDT
Your boss is obviously gay, and is coming on to you. In fact, he may have been confused by the term "Bi-annual"; thinking that that it meant "bi-anal".
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:02:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kissfan:

Originally Posted By FunYun1983:
You got a 50% bonus on a bi-anual bonus!



Semi-annual. Bi-Annual is every two years.




I stand corrected. Yep.....it's an every six month bonus. Thanks!
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