work rant. No holiday lunch for us!!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yeah my last job sucked, no holiday lunch and a bonus? what’s that?   oh and I had to work Christmas eve until 6 and work the day after Christmas, no one could take off…. oh except the boss and he got a bonus based on the money we saved the company 😀 

Post # 4
Member
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Why is your boss being such a scrooge?

Post # 5
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MissHarleyBlue:  our lunch was last week, that was fun.  But today everyone I work with is being a grinch and it’s totally sucking the holiday spirit from me – and I’m the biggest fan of Christmas ever (i’m currently wearing a shirt that says ‘I still believe in santa’)

Post # 6
Member
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

That’s incredibly lame. 🙁

Post # 7
Member
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

That’s just not fair.  Your boss definately sucks.  My job is great about most things, but we get NOTHING for the holidays.  No bonus, no lunch… nothing. Oh wait, we had a team lunch where we reserved a conference room and each had to bring our own, but our boss did give us each a candy cane….   whoooot hooooot. 🙁

Post # 8
Member
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MissHarleyBlue:  That is super lame, but… You got a bonus. 🙂 A bonus will get you farther than a holiday lunch that is one day (or half day).

I got a holiday party, but no bonus (very very rare here). If I had a choice between bonus and holiday party, I would definitely pick the bonus.

Post # 10
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@MissHarleyBlue:  I think you’re lucky that you get a holiday bonus. I work for a company that doesn’t do anything for the holidays – no Christmas party (or even potluck lunch), no bonuses, etc. Be happy you get a bonus!

Post # 11
Member
2851 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

WTF? Sounds like something my ex boss would do. Sorry, that really sucks.

Post # 12
Member
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Thats terrible! What a jerk!

Post # 13
Member
6279 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we don’t get bonuses, we have to pay to attend our holiday party (around $30 with never enough food plus cash bar.) and take leave if we want to leave before our work hours are over.

party is usually 3-6pm.

it was cancelled the last 2 years due to low turnout.

 

 

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Post # 14
Member
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That sucks!  //  I had to resign before I got fired. I have until the end of the month. So, My boss has been doing this whole charade about how excited I must be to leave.  WTF. 

Post # 15
Member
6032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Meh, we haven’t had a holiday party in 4 years; before that, you had to pay to attend ($120/couple, but it was a pretty damn good party); and this year during Customer Service Week my boss told me to use the corporate card and treat myself to lunch. As long as it was under $15.

Work’s work. You wouldn’t be there if they didn’t pay you. Once you get that firmly into your head, then who gets to go to what luncheon becomes a whole lot less important.

Post # 16
Member
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

So why aren’t you allowed to go? If there’s something important that you’re supposed to be doing, I get it… my old company always used to have to split up the support staff when we had daytime celebrations, and only some got to go, because we couldn’t just shut down and ignore our customers.

And honestly, i’d rather take a bonus than a holiday lunch, if I had to choose. I’ll spend that money on my own holiday dinner, and then some. 🙂

 

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