(Closed) Sad about no bonus. Vent :(

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Would you feel sad about this?

    Yes, I would feel hurt, confused, & just get over it

    Yes, I would feel hurt, confused & look for a new job because I feel lied to / not appreciated

    I wouldn't care, stop whining about it!

    I'd be mad & tell them that they should give me a bonus. It was unexpected for them NOT to!!

    Other (because you always need an other!)

  • Post # 3
    2399 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @ohowiloveyou:  It’s not something to look for a new job over. My old employer did this. It was a multi million dollar company and he had 3 Lexus. He gave me 10 bucks. I felt a little hurt but I just laughed and said he must need it more then I do.

    Post # 4
    3764 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t get a bonus, just a handshake from the CEO, which I guess is neat, too. ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 5
    696 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

    Bonus’s have always been a suprise at my place of work until last year. The first year I got $1000 which was totally unexpected, and the next year just a coat with our logo. One year was $25 at a gas station, one year was nothing because ‘times were tough’. Finally we’ve settled into $100 for every year we’ve been here. Its soo nice to be able to plan on something concrete vs. having it be a suprise.

    I know how you feel though, it was very upsetting to get nothing for a bonus especially when I see how wastefull my boss can be sometimes. At the same time be grateful you’ve ever gotten one because a lot of people don’t get one at all… or don’t even have a job to get one from right now.

    Post # 6
    6014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I had incentive to get a bonus at my last job.  It was completely subjective and if the supervisor deemed you unworthy she kept the bonus :D.  Seemed all my co-workers and myself were unworthy. 

     I figured saving the company money was my job, working hard was my job and when they created a new position at more money I applied and got it, because of my hard work.   I’d rather have the raise than any freaking bonus … well considering I don’t work on Wall St. those are some bonus’ I wouldn’t mind having ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 8
    1097 posts
    Bumble bee

    I never get a christmas or year-end bonus from my company – nor does any other employee.  But I wouldn’t quit over it.   

    Post # 9
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I used to get several thousand dollars at Christmas and then business went south. This year is the first bonus in 4 years, we each get $100 cash. It was hard to come up with that (I’m the accountant, I really wanted to tell the boss we can’t afford the bonuses but he couldn’t stand not to give something.)

    A customer who may do more business with you is worth a rush shipping job. I’m sorry you didn’t get a bonus but it’s quite possible the boss is doing everything he can just to stay afloat.

    Post # 11
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Our company is sizeable (with an international presence) and we don’t get holiday bonuses or anything special. Further, our bonuses are performance-based so it’s not even like it’s a guaranteed thing you can bank on. Truthfully, I think the company could afford to gift something (e.g. $200 gift card) per person if they really wanted to. However, they don’t.

    I understand that you, and anyone else that receives regular bonuses, feel slighted and hurt, but it is a BONUS, meaning something extra on top of your salary. In that regard, no one is entitled to one. People are only entitled to their earnings.

    I know you go above and beyond, such as coming in sick and working on your days off but that’s your prerogative. You could set boundaries with your employer and you would be within your right to say that you are on-call during the times you are paid. Period.


    Post # 12
    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

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    @ohowiloveyou:  If this is the “last straw”, I think you need to make that clearer because a lot of people here won’t have too much sympathy for you, as many don’t receive bonuses at all, or also work for companies that have done away with them due to the economy.  Personally, I would be hurt but get over it.. although if this is one of many slights towards you and you are unhappy going to work every day, it’s definitely time to start looking for something new.

    Post # 14
    11735 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d be mad if I didn’t get a bonus but it’s part of life. I wouldn’t quit my job over it or anything. I get a hefty christmas bonus and annual raise so I am very appreciative of both because I know many people don’t get either of those things these days.

    Post # 15
    6886 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Honestly I can’t feel sorry for you AT ALL. I work for a very large company. We get NOTHING for Christmas, I have worked here for 7 years and never ever have gotten a thing from them.

    Post # 16
    679 posts
    Busy bee

    My company used to give bonuses but after the economic recession it couldn’t afford to do so anymore. Now we each just get a signed Christmas card. It sucks not getting a bonus when you’re used to getting one, but I wouldn’t be personally offended by it. If times are tough and they don’t have the money, they simply don’t have the money.

    As for them spending $100 to ship something to a customer, well, it’s their job to make the customer happy and that’s probably more important to them in the long-run than employee bonuses, which is understandable.


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