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

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  1. topolino

    topolino DIS Veteran

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    If so, what sector do you work in?

    I do not, and I work in education. My wife does, and she works in the medical field. Her bonus is about $2,000.
     
  2. Janepod

    Janepod <font color=royalblue>The new dinning plan is out.

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    I'm a SAHM mom now, but worked in finance for many year, as does my husband now. Big bonuses, larger than the salary.
     
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  4. KennesawNemo

    KennesawNemo DIS Veteran

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    It depends on company performance.

    On a regular good year, it's 10% of annual income. 75% of the bonus will be paid before Christmas and 25% during Feb next year.

    I work in corporate finance for a subscription business.

    DH gets no bonus. He works in academia.
     
  5. ThisIsJason

    ThisIsJason DIS Veteran

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    I work in the FinAid office for the local college. Not a thing.

    My wife and mom work for the same school system (private) and they get a bonus, $500. Plus all the stuff parents give.
     
  6. horseshowmom

    horseshowmom DIS Veteran

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    My husband and I work in education and get no bonus (nor would we expect one). My daughter works in the medical field and hers was about $3500.
     
  7. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

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    Banking and yes, we usually get a gift card to one of large clients...:thumbsup2
     
  8. superme80

    superme80 DIS Veteran

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    DH does. He is an office manager for a construction company.
     
  9. soccerdad72

    soccerdad72 DIS Veteran

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    No, I don't. I work in administration for a local college.
     
  10. ICF

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    I work for a very large fortune 500 company.....and have never gotten so much as a penny from them as a Christmas bonus in 17 years.
     
  11. ColoradoMom!!

    ColoradoMom!! Mickey and Me Disneyland 1971

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    Husband works for a city and county agency - so no :rotfl:

    Actually our big "bonus" is that they will be able to end the 5 furlough days he had last year. Furlough for us meant five days in a year where the city shuts down and no one gets paid. A full week with no pay in a year was hard - so happy that it is over.

    And yes, thankful he has a good job that uses his degree and for the most part he likes.
     
  12. TifffanyD

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    Mine is like this too. My "bonus" varies from 0-30% of my pay. My husband works for the same company and his varies from 0-16%. We work in property insurance. We get 75% in Dec and the rest in Jan/Feb
     
  13. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    DH does not get a Christmas bonus, just a bonus at a different time of the year. :)

    It varies anywhere between 17% and 28% of his salary. It all depends on how well the company did the year before.
     
  14. momof1princess

    momof1princess <font color=darkorchid>i feel like i'm going to ex

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    yes. i work at a relatively large church (large when you consider there are 385 churches in our county! can't sling a dead cat without hitting a church around here! lol), and the church board voted us each a week's pay for our Christmas bonus this year. we got our bonuses thanksgiving week, because the pastor wanted us to be able to take advantage of black friday. i had just bought myself a new, DSLR camera, so my bonus helped pay for that.
     
  15. sam_gordon

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    I work in television. We got 1 1/2 weeks pay. Last year it was $0. The couple years before that was a week.
     
  16. design_mom

    design_mom probably more like my dad than I care to admit

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    I'm currently self employed, but worked for companies for 15+ years. I never worked at one that offered a Christmas bonus. Some offered profit-sharing programs that paid out a "bonus" but they were never at the holidays. And some companies offered some "perks" around the holidays (parties, outings, catered lunch, etc.) but never a monetary bonus. I worked for a computer software company, an advertising agency, an insurance company, and a major electronic commerce company.

    My husband works for a large insurance company and they never get monetary bonuses either, but they do have a lot of parties outings.
     
  17. SC Minnie

    SC Minnie <font color=purple>Are we there yet???<br><font co

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    If we get a bonus it is paid out in March for the previous year. It percentage of the bonus is based on a lot of different factors many which are out of the average persons control. If we get a bonus it can be as much as 20% and I am happy for every cent. Some years is less than others. Oh, I work in the corporate HQ for a manufacturing company.
     
  18. Carrie_Cat

    Carrie_Cat I'm a Rive Gauche person Moderator

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    A months salary at Christmas and a months salary in June as well for the summer holidays

    Logistics and Tourism :)
     
  19. Minnesota!

    Minnesota! Shoeless in Minnesota

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    We have profit sharing - but the check doesn't come until beginning of March.

    DH's company (very small one) is hit or miss with bonuses. The years he gets one, it's about $1500 and then the owner throws in 10% of salaries to a Roth for everyone. Not bad!
     
  20. Zerosinthecloset

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    My wife manages a large medical practice, and her "holiday" bonus is usually $7000 - $8000.
     
  21. PigletsPal2

    PigletsPal2 Queen of the Realm

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    At my first job, secretary to Chairman of the Board of a travel agency, we each got $100 for each year we had worked there. I had been there for six months, so I got $50, $35 after taxes. DH and I were thrilled - it was a car payment! (BTW, this was in 1965!)

    In one of my assignments with the State Department, I worked for a manager who was very conscientious about rewarding what he considered exceptional performance, and it seemed like EPAs came around every six months, in May and November. I worked for him for three years, got a total of about $20,000 in "bonuses" and a full-grade promotion in a career service with very little head room. Needless to say, I LOVED that man! Too bad we were both re-assigned.

    Queen Colleen
     

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