(Closed) Christmas bonus for massage therapist employee?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think this depends a lot on where you live and how much you give to other employees.  If it were me (someone who has never been on the employer side!), I think I’d do a set percentage for everyone (5% of monthly salary, or something along those lines, assuming it’s affordable!).  It also depends on your own economic viability and how much you can afford to give. 

Is it not okay to give every employee the same bonus across the board?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Lily_of_the_valley:  What about taking the average of her weekly salaries since she’s been there? 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maybe a certain precentage of each patient’s bill for her. Like, if she sees 4 patients per month and they pay $100 each to see her, give her 20% for every patient (so $80). 

I think it’s awesome you are doing a Christmas bonus. I work at a major university (a private one that is financially very, very secure), yet we are never given a bonus or even a holiday party.  

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think a $100 visa gift card and the fudge would be more than sufficient.  I wish my management did anything for me at the holidays!  Even a generic card would be appreciated!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would much rather prefer the bonus check over the gift card. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think a check says “bonus” and gift card says “gift”, so I would write a check. Her average weekly salary is generous (to me) and the fudge seems like a “gift”, so you have all your bases covered.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Lily_of_the_valley:  I’m not an employer and I work in non-profit healthcare. When I did get a bonus, it was either $100 (for a full time position at a community hospital, everyone got that bonus and it came from the board) or merit based (I met some financial goals for my department).

When I am considering giving gifts to “helpers” (i.e. dog walker, cleaning service), I always heard the recommendation of giving one additional payment (i.e. the dog walker charges $13, so her holiday gift should be $13).

Personally, I think anywere between her hourly wage and weekly wage is appropriate (but I can’t get past the comment that she is only ‘decent’ at her job)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Lily_of_the_valley:  Sorry, since it was called a Christmas bonus, I stuck on the word bonus. To be clear-I’m no expert. If you can comfortably afford the $100, that is a very generous gift and I’m sure it will be much appreciated.

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