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

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  1. AndreaDM

    AndreaDM <font color=red>Yeah...we mainly colored that day<

    Nov 7, 2008
    I got an annual bonus in Oct. based on profits and DH will (hopefully) get one in Feb. also based on profits, not holiday related at all. My Christmas lunch was today (no booze), DH's will be Friday night, lots of booze :thumbsup2
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  3. Katy Belle

    Katy Belle DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2004
    I'm a SAHM, DH works for a large oil company. No Holiday bonus. They do get a bonus in February, based on company earnings. Typically, its large. For the holidays they host a concert for the families. This year its Restless Heart. No booze, cookies and punch, Santa. Its very nice. Its tomorrow night!
  4. married2mm

    married2mm DIS Veteran

    May 15, 2011
    what is a "potluck"?

    we're in the uk, and neither me nor dh, nor the majority of people we know receive any bonus payments, anytime of year.
    we consider ourselves lucky to be employed. :)
  5. rockawaybeachgirl

    rockawaybeachgirl Mouseketeer

    Aug 1, 2011
    I agree that there is a difference, and mine is definitely an 'annual bonus', based on performance and the results for the year. However, just to clarify, it is not contractual. They completely have the option to give us nothing at all.

    Speaking of above and beyond, the week after Hurricane Sandy, my company gave anyone who lived in a Sandy-affected area who was displaced $2500. I thought that was pretty generous! I think about 250 people were given it.
  6. sunshine1178

    sunshine1178 DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2008
    Bolding mine.

    I resent the implication that front-office employees are overpaid and thoughtless.

    At my company, our "field employees" are union personnel, and based on the rates that the newspaper published during their last strike, each of them makes 3x per hour what I do, plus we pay their health insurance and pension contribution.

    Regardless, I organized the holiday party that they were all invited to, and I will organize the Christmas luncheon for them on the 21st.

    No, I am not expecting a holiday bonus. My boss did re-gift me a Honeybaked Ham certificate, though.
  7. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

    Jun 15, 2005

    Everyone attending the party brings a dish of something they enjoy. A "true" potluck has no sign up sheets and it truly is luck if everyone brings something different. In most office parties, though, there is a sign-up sheet so that the party organizers know that not everyone is bringing pie.
  8. married2mm

    married2mm DIS Veteran

    May 15, 2011
    oh, i see.thanks.
    but not with any assistance from employer though?

    scrooge seems as though he's hard at work at some places, and others have amazing holiday cheer, if only life was equal and balanced! :goodvibes
  9. AndyLL

    AndyLL DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2008
    No bonus here at our FORTUNE 500 software company but it was just announced that our private venture capitalist owner group is going to borrow a quarter of a billion dollars and pay it out in dividends to themselves.

    Makes that 1.43% raise we've recieved over the last 2 years worthwhile.
  10. krissy2803

    krissy2803 DIS Veteran

    Jul 20, 2005
    Yea, that's how we see it also. :rolleyes:
  11. bettymae1121

    bettymae1121 sure. fine. whatever.

    Jan 5, 2010
    At my company the "annual" bonus and "holiday" bonus are one and the same. Our fiscal year ends June 30th, by the time the numbers are crunched and they know if they will pay a bonus (and if so how much) it's August. Rather than pay it in August or September, they wait and give it to us the first week or two of December. But they let us know in August what the bonus (if any) will be so we can plan our holiday spending accordingly (No Griswald "Jelly of the Month Club" situtation for us! :) ).
  12. Kitzka

    Kitzka DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2006
    I just wanted to say this is very awesome of your company.

    I work in publishing and the first company i worked for did not have any bonuses (one year we got $50 and 1 share of stock) but the new company gives a bomus if you at a certain level and the company does well. I am happy to say i am at that level this year!!! :dance3:

    My friend works in finance and usually gets a bonus equal to her yearly salary.
  13. Alyssa88

    Alyssa88 <font color=green>I love it! Bad football team, go

    Sep 29, 2005
    I am a case manager working for an NPO.

    Last year I got a raise, which they pro-rated to July 1st, so that was a nice chunk of change as well as a gift that keeps giving. We also got bonuses from the board. That was my first christmas with them, so I am not sure what to expect this year. For the past two years (as long as I have been here) we have also gotten great bonuses in the summer. I am keeping my fingers crossed until our holiday luncheon :)
  14. mrssmith06

    mrssmith06 DIS Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Pffft!! NO!!! :confused3 I wish we got something....
    My DH works for a big/well-known phone company and no they do not give bonuses...or have a gift. Nothing!!! :mad: The company gets more and more greedy every year on top of that... I've told him several times I wish he could get a better position somewhere else...

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