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Does your company give you a Christmas bonus?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Phillyrocket, Dec 12, 2013.

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Are you getting a Christmas bonus this year?

  1. Nope I work for Scrooge

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    38.0%
  2. Cash bonus this year

    14 vote(s)
    19.7%
  3. Gift cards or gift certificates

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  4. Instead of a "Christmas" bonus we just get annual bonuses

    15 vote(s)
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  5. What people actually have jobs!?

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  1. Phillyrocket

    Phillyrocket Member

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    DD's thread got me thinking about this. Are Christmas bonuses a thing of the past or still going strong? Are people getting gift cards to duck the bonus tax or actual cash?
     
  2. torque

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    I'm a teacher, state law prohibits me from receiving a Christmas bonus. I get a jacket.
     
  3. wizkid83

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    Where I work, our bonus comes in Q1 of the year usually. Don't really care what time the bonus actually comes in personally, just happy when that it's there :D
     
  4. jtagtp

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    Get one yearly bonus in April. No Christmas bonus.
     
  5. Svpernaut

    Svpernaut Contributing Member

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    Annual bonus comes in December... no Christmas bonus.
     
  6. A_3PO

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    My company gives a bonus in May if profit goals are met. Hasn't happened in 3 years and nobody thinks it will in the foreseeable future.
     
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  8. Svpernaut

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    This is why when I negotiate my salary for a new position I get in writing (employment contract) that I get an annual bonus. Most companies try and furlough bonuses when they can to boost returns to investors, and many use the "economic downturn" as an excuse to do so even when profits are at or exceed normal levels.
     
  9. Jamers

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    here in the Philippines we call it 13th Month pay. 4 days Christmas vacation (paid) + Your salary +100% bonus.... favorite month of the year.
     
  10. jev5555

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    Feeling like Clark Griswold waiting for mine. Any one want to play the role of Cousin Eddie, bring my boss to me so I can tell him what a nice guy he is?
     
  11. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    I work in sales so I make my own bonuses.
     
  12. Miguel

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    Got one last year. This year? Maybe, maybe no.
     
  13. BleedsRocketRed

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    No, they do not.
     
  14. DFWRocket

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    we usually get a $100 Amex gift card
     
  15. Sadat X

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    I feel you man. We lost our monthly & annual bonus this year because our owner claims we arent that profitable anymore and need to keep hitting our mark to become "healthy" again. Its been since last May when I got my last bonus.

    Lost hope
     
  16. ima_drummer2k

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    My band gets a Christmas bonus. Gotta love these high-paying corporate Christmas party gigs all month! :)
     
  17. A_3PO

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    Here's the thing: My company makes money every year. Because of very aggressive growth, profit slipped but we are still the envy of our industry.

    The growth phase has gone to another level and will stay that way quite some time.
     
  18. SirCharlesFan

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    The past two years have been a flat sum across the board for all employees. For me, it works out to about 1% of my salary, but for the minimum wage employees, that dollar amount is a much higher % of their annual pay. There's also a big Christmas party where everyone gets a gift card, lunch, and they give away a bunch of pretty good prizes (cash, TVs, iPads, etc).
     
  19. smr6

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    My company gives everyone a $600 bonus right before Thanksgiving so that we all have it for Black Friday. We also receive our annual performance bonus in February.
     
  20. LCAhmed

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    My Christmas bonus has been me keeping my job and being able to pay my bills.
     

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