Worst Christmas Bonus?

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  1. Tim Maynard

    Tim Maynard Stunt Coordinator

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    What was the worst Christmas (or any other) Bonus you have ever received from your employer?
     
  2. Steve Enemark

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    What's a bonus? [​IMG]
     
  3. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    We didn't get bonuses this year
    instead he paid for a company vacation to a nice little winter resort.
    problem was it was this weekend, and i had a final this morning and i have two on monday so i can't attend[​IMG]
    this sucks
     
  4. Carl Johnson

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    The closest thing to a Christmas bonus I'll get is a free case of Pepsi.
     
  5. Jason Whyte

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    I've had good bonuses at work here, but when I delivered the paper route, all we got for Xmas bonuses were McDonalds combo coupons. Yeesh!!!
    "It's a years subscription to the Jello of the Month club."
    "Clark, that's the gift that keeps on giving!" [​IMG]
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Christmas bonus? That deserves a hearty chorus of laughter!
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  7. David Lambert

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  8. SteveA

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    I got my worst-ever Christmas bonus this year: $32,114.58 after taxes. That really sucks!
    Just kidding! [​IMG] Actually, my bonus was a $35 gift certificate to a grocery store for purchase of a ham or turkey.
     
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    Membership to the "Jams of the Month" Club.[​IMG]
     
  10. Bruce Hedtke

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    A nice Christmas ham from Hillshire Farm and Kahns. Same as every year.

    Bruce
     
  11. Rain

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    Worst: My employer frequently gives out stuff, such as glassware, calculators, etc. with the company logo on it. I usually give that stuff away.
    Best: Sometimes we get cash bonuses, but not usually around Xmas. However, one of our clients with which I am directly involved is a large Canadian brewery. They usually send me 24 cans of beer just before Xmas.
     
  12. Brett Hancock

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    Wow I thought my job was pretty shitty. I got a 37 dollar bonus and all I do is wash dishes. Not bad. It is the gift that keeps on giving.
     
  13. Mitty

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    Hmmm. When I was in high school, I had a job that would give little cash Christmas bonuses. ~$20.
    It's like remembering my old Vic 20, or my grandfather's cigarette rolling machine. Relics from another time. Today, we live in a bow down to the stockholder, shaft the employee age where a Christmas "bonus" from most companies is letting you keep your job.
    Not that I'm cynical. [​IMG]
    I imagine my as yet unborn children's generation will have to have the premise of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation explained to them, like a history lesson.
    "What's a 'Christmas Bonus?'"
    "Well son, once upon a time..."
     
  14. Tim Maynard

    Tim Maynard Stunt Coordinator

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    I've only been working for almost two years, coming up to my second Christmas period. Last year everyone got a small ham, and a shirt with the company logo. Not sure about this years yet... I know we are getting another shirt at least.

    Perhaps we could also have everyones best and worst bonuses for any time of the year.
     
  15. Kurt B

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    A canned ham would be the worst... not even honey glazed!

    This year, due to the economy, it's postponed till March, IF we get anything out of it.
     
  16. Larry Sutliff

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    My worst Christmas bonus was when I worked for Bloomingdales right after high school. All of the employees got a candy cane and a shake of the store managers hand on the way out of the store on Christmas Eve. [​IMG]
     
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    Back in my high school days I briefly worked at a Mexican restaraunt. Our bonus was a single scratch off lottery ticket and a card that said that year's christmas bonus money had been donated to earthquake victims.
     
  18. Patrick Sun

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    One year, I got a Honeybaked ham delivered to my doorsteps, unfortunately, I was gone for the holidays, so the ham didn't really quite survive the lack of refrigeration that it needed for me to taste it when I got back home.

    This year I got a whopping $40 check in the company X-Mas card they sent me. Yippee!
     
  19. JohanK

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    No bonus this year. [​IMG]
     
  20. Mitty

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    I was just talking to my brother about Christmas bonuses. The best Christmas bonus he ever got was 20 bucks. The worst was a severence cheque. The company he was working for at the time sent out a memo saying that they had had a pretty good year, but due to their year's end being at the end of February, employees would receive bonuses in March. Then, roughly twenty percent of the staff (~100 people) were let go in January.
     

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