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Old 12-23-2003, 12:25 PM
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Each year we have a catered luncheon. They also hand out all the perfect attendance and service awards.
Perfect attendance will get you a top payout of $200 and the service award gets you a nice watch.
This year they also held a raffle for two round trip airfare tickets to anywhere in the continental US.

Annual raise? We usually get our reviews in November (we did) and a raise in December just before Christmas (no word). Our raise is usually no more than 6% with 4% being normal. Last year several people didn't get anything.
We do get a form of profit sharing at the end of the fiscal year which equates to one weeks pay.

We do get all the usual holidays, vacation days (4 weeks for me) and a paid week off between Christmas and New Years.
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Old 12-23-2003, 12:31 PM
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I got 160% of a 40 hr check. Which was down, last year I got 220%. But it's not like we had the best year. Plus reading how many people don't get anything kinda makes me feel like I should be happy with what I got even if it was less.
 
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Old 12-23-2003, 12:33 PM
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I worked for a company back in the 70's that alway game me a Christmas bonus. It was very much appreciated and one of the nicest things I believe you can do.

When I started my own business in 1993, I also decided to do a Christmas bonus every year. Employees come to expect it, and many to even depend on it rather than appreciate it. But it is something I want to do.

EVERYONE of my eleven employees received from $250.00 up to $3000.00 this year. Two have only been with me a couple of months and did not even know we did this. They are the most surprised and thankful for it.

I would rather give it to the people that helped make it, than send it to Washington to be given to those sitting on their butts all year!

God Bless & Merry Christmas to all.
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I consider myself lucky. I work for a small woman-owned business (about 130 people). My group provides satellite communications to our military. The past two years have been busy for us. Normally, our company does not give bonuses. My group got one last year for working long hours, weekends and some holidays. This year, again, we fought another war (whether this is good or bad is irrelevant), so we were rewarded...very handsomely, I might add. I don't expect this but it is appreciated.

We also get several days off around the Holidays, depending on how long you have been with the company (almost three years for me). In addition, I love what I do and the people I work with...what more can you ask for??!!

Cheers and Happy Holidays.
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I work for a very generous German bank...we don't get Christmas bonuses, but a nice contibution to our 401K at year end and a VERY nice year end bonus to boot
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I dont get one,but I give them to my employees
every year. I have to say though, that I dont
think they appreciate it. They expect it! One year
we had a tough year and the bonuses were a little
smaller, (only by 100.00). Holy Chit, you wanna here
the grumbling. Then they run around comparing
each others bonuses to their own. More grumbling.
Even the guys who missed 20 days this year for
some B.S. Then I here how alot of places dont even
give them, or the give out a turkey or a box of candy.
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:24 PM
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I too take my employees out for a nice dinner and drinks and also some gifts that usually range between 300-500. I think that is much better than money. My employees have a blast every Christmas, we just had ours and we all ended up at the Casino in downtown Milwaukee after our meal and had a blast.

Bonuses are only paid at the companies year end and that depends on the year we had.

I have a small profit sharing plan (SEP) that is so easy to maintain. Any new employee must be with me for a full three years before company contributes profit sharing money.
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:28 PM
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Christmas bonus?????? Ah no..........my bonus is that I get to work on Christmas eve, Christmas....and New Years eve.......that and the thirty percent paycut I took.......nope, no bonus here........but I try and look on the bright side....I still have a job....and am in good health.......so its all good.........Rich
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$250.... Not even enough to buy my parts

But I can't complain only 2 other employee's and 2 boss's.. small little company
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Quote:
Originally posted by epeek
I dont get one,but I give them to my employees
every year. I have to say though, that I dont
think they appreciate it. They expect it! One year
we had a tough year and the bonuses were a little
smaller, (only by 100.00). Holy Chit, you wanna here
the grumbling. Then they run around comparing
each others bonuses to their own. More grumbling.
Even the guys who missed 20 days this year for
some B.S. Then I here how alot of places dont even
give them, or the give out a turkey or a box of candy.
Eric
Thats the way its been going around here for the last two years. Every year we have increased over the previous even when profits are down. This year even with sales even we are down close to 40% profits because of medical insurance increases. People expect it. Out of 100 bonuses that go out you would be lucky to get 20 "Thank You's".
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