(Closed) work rant. No holiday lunch for us!!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
6015 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 

Post # 4
5659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Why is your boss being such a scrooge?

Post # 5
11520 posts
Sugar 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
3025 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

That’s incredibly lame. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
511 posts
Busy 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. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MissHarleyBlue:  That is super lame, but… You got a bonus. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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
1835 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
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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

Post # 12
5272 posts
Bee Keeper

Thats terrible! What a jerk!

Post # 13
9217 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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.






Post # 14
1718 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
7418 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
121 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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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