(Closed) Did you get an Xmas gift from work?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Did you get a gift from your work
    Yes! I got a gift! : (6 votes)
    20 %
    Yes! I got a bonus! : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Yes! I got a bonus AND a gift! : (4 votes)
    13 %
    No, they are too cheap : (15 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    They threw a lunch for us. It was actually really nice at a banquet hall and had some amazing food. We played some games and some people did a secret santa. 

    Post # 4
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We had a small Christmas party but it was a potluck so they didn’t really give us anything more than the rest of the day off.. A Kindle Fire?!?! WOW! Congrats!

    Post # 5
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We are going to have a dinner party and we were surprised with bonuses!! I’m so happy because now I can buy Fiance a gift! I almost cried, lol.

    Post # 6
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Nope we don’t get anything. Pretty sad about it too.

    We did have a potluck that we did ourselves… my boss didn’t even bring anything to the potluck.

    Post # 7
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We got bonuses (not big ones, but who am I to complain!!) and we had the option to participate in a secret santa swap & we had brunch themed potluck earlier this week. 

    Post # 8
    2822 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We had a big company Christmas party and everyone received gift cards to Starbucks (we live in Seattle, so most people are coffee addicts). =]

    Post # 9
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @PinkMagnolia: My old employer was like that. They did absolutely nothing for us. We had a potluck which NONE of the bosses contributed to (yet they all ate the food) and actually some people got laid off the week before. A great Christmas gift, huh?

    Post # 10
    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    Nothing. Unless you count being let out at 3pm today (which I don’t). Apparently they used to do bonuses, but that was before my time. Honestly, with how things were this year, I’m just happy to still HAVE a job.

    Post # 11
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We got our meal mostly comped at our Christmas party a few weeks ago.  We got bonuses last year but since budgets are being cut this year, no such luck.

    Post # 12
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It’s just me and my boss here. He gave me a card with money in it and I gave him a gift card and chocolates. Nothing major, but it was a very sweet gesture. 

    Post # 13
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I am 1 of 2 Employee’s. We each got a Bonus and he took us out to lunch. 

    Post # 14
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    We get a party and I’m fine with that.  We do a “white elephant” exchange and when I first got here, it was mostly gag gifts.  I’ve been working on slowly turning into a wine and dog toys exchange (between about 30 of us, there are 21 dogs).   There was one set of dog toys that got “stolen” at least a dozen times.  It was so much fun!


    Mr. Mink got a fleece jacket with the company logo, pint glasses with the logo, and a bonus.  His company throws a huge party at a music venue with a nice caterer, DJ, and open bar.  It’s fascinating people watching (they have 3 “branches” so there’s a mix of people from our city and two more rural areas).

    Post # 16
    3520 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    This year was kind of weird at my job–we all got iPad2s instead of bonuses.  They all technically belong to the company, but we get to keep them and take them home.  We have a holiday lunch (Cheesecake Factory) and then get to leave afterwards to do Christmas shopping.  My personal gift from my boss was a $50 gift card… used to be $200 but the staff has doubled in the last 5 years.

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