QOTD for MONDAY

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QOTD for MONDAY
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Mon, 11-12-2012 - 5:57am

I am still hesitant to use some of my better QOTD ideas since we are still struggling to get everyone back.

Have you ever worked at a place that gave out some sort of a bonus?   What was it?  

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Fri, 11-16-2012 - 1:37pm

Sorry so late...

I don't really consider a turkey a "bonus."  When I think "bonus," I think $$$$$, cashola, greenbacks, bread, moolah, smackeroos, dough, loot or simoleons.

We used to get a turkey here at the hospital at Christmas but then about 10 years ago they started giving gift cards to grocery stores for $20.  I also get a $50 gift card to Meijers each year from my union... but that is not a bonus either... it is money that has been set aside from the union dues we pay all year for a member Christmas party but we voted to forego the party and just get the gift cards instead. 

My Ashleigh gets WAY more of a Christmas bonus than I ever thought about getting... but, then again, I do get paid more than she does the rest of the year.  My hubby told me he will be getting a turkey this year from his plant too.. cool, now I don't have to buy one!

If we are talking seniority/longevity bonuses, I did get $200 gift card to a local mall after completing my 30th year here at the hospital.  But, we only get a gift card for every 5 or 10 years, it's not annually. 

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 6:30am
Time off with pay! SWEET Renee!

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 4:01am
I have gotten some sweet bonus' in the factories and with the day care. We already got a turkey and we will have a catered dinner for Christmas - during work. and we get a gift card for WalMart usually. And time off with pay !! That really helps !!

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 5:51am

Gaye, didn't she do the big fancy meals for occassions too?   Maybe you'll be in on one of those this year.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 9:24pm

Hmmm Gaye, you will be there at Christmas time...

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 7:51pm

I have worked for companies that gave out awesome year-end bonuses, based on a percentage of profits for the year. I left one of those companies, and then it was sold.  And the second company ultimately failed.  Actually, the boss I recently returned to, temporarily, paid a pretty nice Christmas bonus, too.

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 11:16am

Have you ever worked at a place that gave out some sort of a bonus?   What was it? 

Nope!

When Erick was at the Sheraton he got a turkey or two, but not every year.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 9:52am

At my old job I had gotten 4 bonuses (was there over 9 years).  They ranged from a bottle a wine (which I don't drink) to a crockpot and a pie pan, which I got to pick from a list that were redeemed credit card points.  The last was after the 2008 election.  Got a pretty hefty cash bonus.

Last year at my new job was a cash bonus for Christmas.  According to my co-worker that's the norm, the amount depends on the year we've had.  2012 was relly good for us. 

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 7:55am

The place I work at now does.... first year you work you get a box of chocolates,  second year was $15 gift certificate, third was $25 ... up to $35 I think... guess I will find out this year, since its my 5th year! .( full timers get a bonus, but not sure what that is since Im not full time)

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 6:37am
I have received a Christmas bonus at different places I worked with. Some were more than others. Where I am now it is hit or miss. When I started with them it was the first year they gave them out. Didn't get one two years ago. Got a small one last year (but they had frozen all salaries). Have no idea what they will do this year. Two places I worked at gave out Turkeys - one at Christmas and one at Thanksgiving.

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