Christmas Bonus
Employee

United States

#1 Dec 12, 2008
Are you getting a Christmas Bonus this year? Or do you have a tightwad boss or company that can't remember how hard youhave worked or how many times you have been there for them????? Are you an employer who is going to give a Christmas Bonus? I work hard all year long....and I wonder this year with the recession if i will get one as i did last year?
Guest 2

Maumelle, AR

#2 Dec 12, 2008
I am a boss and I gave my employees all hundred dollar bounuses this year. They are worth more but it was better than nothing.
Tonda

Paragould, AR

#3 Dec 12, 2008
Having been on both sides an employee and now an employer, I was always so very greatfull to get a bonus we always pitched in and got the bosses a gift and would definetely not have gotten them a card always and a thankyou card if we had gotten a bonus, now being on the other end the employer for over 4 years I have never met such ungratefull people in my life we have not failed to give out Christmas Bonus's since we started plus a dinner and gifts, well in that 4 years I have yet to have received even a card thankyou Christmas or any other? I used to think they owed us a bonus but now I see we were owed nothing, we got paid to do our job and the employer was not obligated to do anything further, it is their choice and how have you treated your boss that they would want to give you a bonus, they are already meeting your social security paying workers comp insurance on you and liability insurance on you and may even be paying some of your medical insurance.
I am very greatfull for my employees but appreciation works both ways
Guest

Paragould, AR

#4 Dec 12, 2008
I agree. It shouldn't be expected but appreciated if you get a bonus. Since jobs are so easy to come by, next time ask your potential employer what are all the benefits and perks you will recieve. If you don't them, apply somewhere else. I know jobs are not easy to come by and right now people better be happy with where they are working.
Guest

Paragould, AR

#5 Dec 12, 2008
I agree. I rarely have recieved a Christmas bonus. One year I got only $10! But hey it was $10 more then I had. So I was thankful. I just started a new job with the company I'm at now. I was only an employee for 3 weeks and recieved a $50 Christmas bonus. I was shocked!
Wonderful Bosses

Paragould, AR

#6 Dec 12, 2008
My bosses work me really hard all year and expect alot. I never expect a Christmas bonus but every year I get one and last year it was 1600. and for that I will continue to be grateful that they recognize just how much money I make them and continue to try and make them even more next year.

If employers would look at their employees like an investment they would get better employees, loyalty and people who really go the extra distance.
Lisa

Paragould, AR

#7 Dec 12, 2008
Tonda wrote:
Having been on both sides an employee and now an employer, I was always so very greatfull to get a bonus we always pitched in and got the bosses a gift and would definetely not have gotten them a card always and a thankyou card if we had gotten a bonus, now being on the other end the employer for over 4 years I have never met such ungratefull people in my life we have not failed to give out Christmas Bonus's since we started plus a dinner and gifts, well in that 4 years I have yet to have received even a card thankyou Christmas or any other? I used to think they owed us a bonus but now I see we were owed nothing, we got paid to do our job and the employer was not obligated to do anything further, it is their choice and how have you treated your boss that they would want to give you a bonus, they are already meeting your social security paying workers comp insurance on you and liability insurance on you and may even be paying some of your medical insurance.
I am very greatfull for my employees but appreciation works both ways
Tonda do you work at Oaks? If so some of us would like to say thank you for putting up with us and our demanding needs. So THANK YOU!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS

Since: Nov 08

Paragould, AR

#8 Dec 12, 2008
I love both of my bosses!!! They r helping me redecorating my kitchen this year!!! I am grateful for that! I am returning the favor in a really nice kitchen gift for them!
Tonda

United States

#9 Dec 13, 2008
Merry Christmas to you too Lisa, after rereading it sounds kinda whinny huh?..lol Did not mean to come off that way truely I have the very best guys working for me but what I was trying to say is that at one time I was the one gripping about enough pay enough bonuses enough recognition ect ect
Once you become the boss or owner there is no one there to pat your back or give you a bonus or say hey job well done.
I always thought I would never treat my employees such and such way I would be the best boss ever, give them big pay big bonuses which by the way they do deserve,but it's just not that easy things are always better thought of in the planning stages but plans do not always turn out the way you think they will,reality sets in and you have all these taxes and insurances and rent and new equipment utilities and supplies.
Merry Christmas Everyone I hope you all get everything you hope from Christmas, Happy New Year and for the New Year I personally wish for a better economy and fewer job losses and a healthy grandbaby..lol

Since: Sep 08

United States

#10 Dec 14, 2008
I work for a 40 billion a year producing company.We dont get anything except good pay.
64 ounce

Paragould, AR

#11 Dec 14, 2008
last year we got a 50 doller gift card, and i thought that was a great, it came in very handy. we havent got anything yet this year but if we do prob be this week! if so thanks boss
lisa

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Dec 14, 2008
I work for a local Drs. office and we get a thousand dollar bonus for vacation and another at christmas.
army guy

Apo, AE

#13 Dec 14, 2008
lisa wrote:
I work for a local Drs. office and we get a thousand dollar bonus for vacation and another at christmas.
I need to get out of the military and get a job where you work
guest

Paragould, AR

#14 Dec 15, 2008
I got a $8,500 bonus this year, it was a good year.
Cue Ball

Lepanto, AR

#15 Dec 15, 2008
guest wrote:
I got a $8,500 bonus this year, it was a good year.
Damn!!! What are you doing? Sleeping with your boss.
lisa

Jonesboro, AR

#16 Dec 15, 2008
lisa wrote:
I work for a local Drs. office and we get a thousand dollar bonus for vacation and another at christmas.
Maybe I need to sleep with the Doctor more. I would but he's afraid his wife will find out.

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