(Closed) X-Mas work Parties/Bonuses

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: How would you react?
    Hells to the naw (what is your boss the Grinch?) : (10 votes)
    9 %
    Rude much : (24 votes)
    22 %
    Unfortunate but I don't care : (20 votes)
    19 %
    You hear that- it's the worlds tiniest violin playing a sad tune for ya : (53 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @BeckyS0:  I can understand why you’re upset; there was a precedent that was set for you, and so you had certain expectations about it. 

    That said, I think all I can say is not to expect anything in the future. I know that super sucks – but I say it with experience. Last year, my Darling Husband and I were waiting for a bonus of sorts, and we found out (after we signed the contract for our venue, just a couple weeks before the deposit was due) that we weren’t getting that bonus anymore. Really screwed us over, and things were ridiculous for a couple weeks. I was very upset and frustrated at the situation for a while… and there was nothing I could do. Poor Darling Husband had to listen to me stress and whine about it for, like, a month… but we made it. Since then, I don’t expect anything from my job apart from the paycheck I’m given, and that seems to work out pretty well. 🙂


    I don’t know if that helps and I’m sure it doesn’t make you feel much better, but I thought I’d give you my two cents. I guess the upside is that you did, at least, get something, which is awesome in this economy 🙂

    Post # 4
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In the 6 years I have worked at my job we have run the gamut from fancy after work party, to fancy at work party (with Santa and presents for everyone’s kids, and $10 gifts weekly in December, then a nice bonus of $50-100.) Now we have a potluck lunch and Secret Santa. Sometimes the boss will take us out to lunch, sometimes not.

    SO um, I guess be glad you have a bonus? I *might* get a gift card of $20 from my boss this year, and a free lunch where I can listen to her compain for an hour or so. YAY!

    Post # 5
    7680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Look on the bright side: you got a bonus and you didn’t have to endure an office Xmas party. 

    I get a bonus some years (depends on the ecnonomy and my perceived performance, so I always appreciate it). I’ve heard nothing about an office Xmas party this year and I’m kind of relieved.

    Post # 6
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I’m sure the check ripping was an accident, just be thankful for the bonus.  Especially if it was enough that you’re worried about getting robbed on the way to deposit it!

    Post # 7
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I find that when I’m feeling frustrated and unappreciated in my job these things really bother me. Are things ok at work otherwise?

    Post # 8
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m a teacher and I WISH that I got a bonus!

    Post # 11
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Bonus? What the heck is that, my company so doesn’t even do squat for bonuses let alone anything for Christmas. You should be just happy you get something out of the deal.

    Post # 12
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    you got a bonus when most companies are just giving their employees a pizza party and a gift basket of candy. be happy with what you have since is CASH.

    Post # 13
    10589 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    DH’s party was cancelled the day before, so I feel your pain!

    Neither of us gets a Christmas bonus.

    Post # 14
    1185 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I get no bonus, no party, and no gift from work.

    Post # 15
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    At least you boss didn’t do what mine is currently considering doing [having a christmas party for full time employees and the part time employee who has been there for 2 years but only works 6 hours per week (she’s related to the boss). Which means 5 out of 6 employees are invited. He justified it by saying the last employee is part time (true, but she’s been working 30+ hours per week which isn’t terribly different from 40 In My Humble Opinion, esp. when someone who works 6 hours per week is invited) and has only been there for a month (but I started the day after her so that isn’t really a solid reason to exclude her either).] Pretty sure she’s going to be upset and I think thats reasonable. I did tell my boss I prefered a bonus over a party so we’ll see what he does.


    Post # 16
    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I haven’t had a Christmas bonus in about 4 jobs. But it’s my job and I don’t expect them to throw me a party or give me free money. The Christmas bonus is going the way of the dodo, and office parties paid for by the company aren’t too far behind.

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