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Do you receive a Christmas (or Holiday, or End of Year) Bonus from your Employer?

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by topolino, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. dominiondad

    dominiondad Mouseketeer

    Aug 29, 2012
    I'm law enforcement, DW is Army, so no bonus.
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  3. indimom

    indimom Are We There Yet?

    Jul 18, 2008
    I work in a group home for disabled adults. No bonuses, but the holiday pay is pretty nice. Prior to that, I worked in child care for 16 years. I got some very nice gifts from parents at Christmas: $25-50 gift cards, hats and scarves, Bath and Body Works, Candles, etc.

    DH works in manufacturing. Prior to 2009, they had holiday dinner parties every year, complete with nice giveaways. Everyone got some small gift (a jacket with the company name, a rolling cooler, that sort of thing.) Then they gave away the big prizes by drawing names (only those who attended could enter). We came home with a very large air compressor one year and a $250 gift card another year. The big prize was always the company car which was sold for $1 annually. So bummed we never got that one...

    They still give a Turkey at Thanksgiving and Ham at Christmas. And DH does get gain sharing checks quarterly (They vary and are not huge, but still nice).
  4. McKelly

    McKelly DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2004
    I work in education - no bonus. My husband works for a private company - they have a holiday party and used to give a $10.00 gift card to a grocery store to everybody, but that stopped two years ago.
  5. marcyinPA

    marcyinPA <font color=blue>I'll never forget the strong, pun

    Apr 2, 2001
    My mom is the office manager for a company that does this- and I used to work for them in the group homes when I was in college. It is a very tough, but rewarding job, and I think it's sad that the staff are under-appreciated. (same goes for my mom's company, unfortunately). Social services is a tough business to be in- low pay and high turnover.
  6. tennisfan

    tennisfan <font color=blue>Was told off for sliding down the Moderator

    Jul 15, 2004
    I'm the same, we don't get any extra for working any public holiday
  7. avgeek81

    avgeek81 DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 2009
    I work in retail so no bonus. Last year we did get a bag with candy. They used to have a Holiday party for the department managers but they stopped that.

    My brother works for a large cell phone service provider. He gets a bonus in Febuary. Everyone in the company gets one. He used to work at the store level(not sales) and now he works at the corprate offices. I know his bonus was about $2,000,when I used to do his taxes for him, don't know if it has changed
  8. fae

    fae Mouseketeer

    May 31, 2011
    My boyfriend works in engineering and he will be getting a bonus and a weekend-long holiday party extravaganza.

    I work in academia and I will be having two holiday parties - both during the normal work day.

    EDIT: When I worked in retail, we received "double bonus" if our store made certain quotas. It was about $100 per month for November and December.
  9. bettymae1121

    bettymae1121 sure. fine. whatever.

    Jan 5, 2010
    I work for a very large non-profit. Pre-tax my bonus will be about $3000. We'll get it this Friday (already announced).

    DH doesn't get a holiday bonus as such, they get quarterly bonuses. If he gets one for the 4th quarter it won't be paid until January, and likely will be $400 or less. He works for a major newspaper.
  10. Andtototoo

    Andtototoo DIS Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    I have to say that I'm surprised that so many people get holiday bonuses and such large bonuses as well! I had no idea...
  11. MrsDuck

    MrsDuck DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2011
    I don't and I work in education.

    DFi gets bonus' here and there depending on performance. He also gets a Christmas gift every year ($50 to Outback last year).
  12. meggiebeth

    meggiebeth Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow

    Aug 1, 2011
    My dad does. He works for a diabetes company selling insulin pumps. If he reaches his target he will get a bonus.

    My mum works for the national health service so doesn't get a bonus sadly.

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  13. jetskigrl

    jetskigrl No mumbojumbo here

    Mar 7, 2007
    I work for a consumer electronics company and we usually get a bonus at the end of our fiscal year (not the same as the calendar year). The highest we have ever received was 8% though (nothing like others have posted here). But lately it has been more like 3% or 4%. During the recession, our company really struggled so no bonuses during that time. But towards the end of it, they did give us a $500 Holiday Bonus as a thank you for sticking it out with them. We are finally starting to see all our old perks again (401K matching, profit sharing, etc). Now to keep my fingers crossed that we don't fall off this fiscal cliff and end up back in a recession again :sad2:

    Oh, forgot to add...DH works for a local city so no bonus for him.
  14. chicagodisneyfan

    chicagodisneyfan Peace

    Sep 25, 2000
    Mine is a large bonus - about 30%. Plus a large holiday party with alcohol and fun.
    DH gets profit-sharing that is a percentage 2%-10%.
  15. I loveStitchnippyjon

    I loveStitchnippyjon DIS Veteran

    May 15, 2007
    I'm retired now, but worked in the medical field. Many years ago, the Practice gave each of us %100 at Christmas. Then for a couple of years they scaled it down to a box of candy.:sad2:The last 10 years I worked....nada.:headache:
    DH is in private industry and has never received a bonus.
  16. Golf4food

    Golf4food Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>Male pirate last ti

    Feb 10, 2005
    We work for a very large insurance company. No bonuses ever.
  17. okeydokey

    okeydokey <font color=green>Frosty the Snowman scared me as

    Aug 9, 2006
    Government Employee, so no.
  18. krissy2803

    krissy2803 DIS Veteran

    Jul 20, 2005
    I am a manager for a fast food company. We get monthly bonuses based on a number of things. The company holds back 20% of each bonus and gives it back to us for Christmas. So, I suppose my answer would be yes. Sort of..
  19. timmac

    timmac DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2007
    For me, there's an annual bonus each year (paid in late January for performance over the previous year). It's based on a percentage of salary, and is rather substantial.

    For the actual holidays, typically in December we are given a non-cash gift (~$400 value) and the company pays taxes on it as well.

    One thing this thread is making me think about, is there a difference between a holiday bonus, an annual bonus, and an end of year bonus? I'm thinking a holiday bonus is something very different from the other two. In my mind at least, annual bonuses are typically something that are spelled out in writing right alongside salary and benefits, whereas a true "holiday" bonus is something that is extra, above and beyond any contractual obligations. I realize the net-net of it might be all the same to the recipient, but at the same time I know I've heard of cases where an annual bonus that is part of compensation is sometimes masqueraded as a "holiday bonus" as though it's some kind of gift. I'd feel a bit annoyed by that.
  20. jrnunzio3

    jrnunzio3 DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2005
    Just received my letter today letting me know that I will receive $1,500 pre-tax in my pay next week.

    I work in insurance. Last year was a little more, the year before that was a little less.

    I only work part time, so this is a great little addition. Next week once I receive it, I am taking it out of the checking account and putting it into a CD for my trip to Disney next year.:yay::thumbsup2
  21. Bob NC

    Bob NC DIS Veteran<br><font color="red">I am a trained pr

    Mar 3, 2000
    LOL, how nice of them to save up YOUR money for you and give it to you later.

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