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View Poll Results: How common is the Christmas bonus?
Yes I get a Christmas bonus 35 29.41%
No Christmas bonus here 79 66.39%
Not this year but maybe when the economy improves 5 4.20%
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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Christmas bonuses?

Hi guys,
I was thinking about something with Christmas approaching, how many guys still see christmas bonuses?
Just curious how common or uncommon the practice is anymore.

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 12:24 PM
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Re: Christmas bonuses?

We get yearly bonuses that are paid at the beginning of March, but no Christmas bonuses. They're called "holiday supplements" in the politically correct world, btw.....
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post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 12:26 PM
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post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 12:33 PM
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Re: Christmas bonuses?

Does a supermarket gift card count?
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post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 12:35 PM
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Re: Christmas bonuses?

Not even a party. We generally get bonuses though in the Feb-Mar time period, I'll have to wait and see.
Merry Christmas at any rate to you all.

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post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 12:40 PM
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Re: Christmas bonuses?

We've typically always gotten bonuses. This year it just wasn't possible. We typically also have either a Christmas dinner or luncheon provided by the company. This year we were told there wasn't enough money to do it, so we elected to do a potluck luncheon.
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No bonuses....got a ham though and 2 days off w/ pay.

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post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 01:30 PM
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Re: Christmas bonuses?

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I get to keep my job, thats a bonus!
That pretty well sums it up for me too.

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post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Christmas bonuses?

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Does a supermarket gift card count?
This is a good question Joe. I feel like yes it does, I have worked places that give just little items of appreciation, and there are guys that really seem annoyed by it. I personally think if they slip me a 20$ bill even I would be happier than nothing.

It's good to hear there are guys still getting them for sure, I hope most employers try to do something, a little aoppreciation goes a long way. I have worked for guys (where I was the only employee even) that regardless of the profit they make they gave bonuses, that carries a lot of weight with me, shows a level of appreciation I think.

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post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 01:41 PM
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Re: Christmas bonuses?

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I get to keep my job, thats a bonus!
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That pretty well sums it up for me too.
Me three. Although I can't complain that they don't give or do anything for the holidays: I have a good job, I get to work from home and my boss lives in Tennessee (I'm in California).

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post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 01:47 PM
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Re: Christmas bonuses?

My company gives annual bonuses. They are calculated by the amount of profit the company makes in the year they are awarded, and can be between 0% and 15% of an employees annual income. In a good year the average employee will recieve upwards of 10K. This year I got about 2.7K, not great, but still a big help around Christmas time.

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Re: Christmas bonuses?

I own a small business and give my 7 employs 10% of the profit divided equally between them

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post #13 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 12, 04:08 PM
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Talking Re: Christmas bonuses?

I plan to give myself a generous bonus again this year
If it's okay with the misses

Seriously, I always received a performance bonus when working full time for over 30 years.
It was usually based on division goals and major project completions.
I not only expected it - it was part of every contract and renewal throughout my professional career
Being semi-self employed now I haven't received one in several years - but I build it into my contract and billing anyway

As far as 'party' - I don't care if the company sponsors one or not.
I normally get together with major contractors and personnel for a 'long-wet' "lunch" ...
I work with these folks and if I want party any more I'll invite them over to my place during one of our holiday get togethers.

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A Christmas ....what?

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Re: Christmas bonuses?

Yes, not huge but enough to put a smile on my face.

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