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ROYC75
12-15-2004, 02:54 PM
I know some won't get anything, for those of you, I understand, been there.

I just got a Seafood Feast basket shipped to my door from the company I work with. Shrimp, lobster,chowder,steaks,and cheescake.

Damn, now I'm hungry ! :thumb:

Saulbadguy
12-15-2004, 02:55 PM
My bonus is i'm still employed.

Oh, on friday we are getting treated to guess what, an AYCE Buffett. I will have to fight through the geriatrics to get my piece of greasy fried chicken and mashed potaters. I guess its better than nothing, though.

AZORChiefFan
12-15-2004, 02:56 PM
No bonus or gift. Company dinner tomorrow. Boss not buying the 'adult drinks' though.

ENDelt260
12-15-2004, 02:56 PM
No

badgirl
12-15-2004, 02:57 PM
I get a xmas bonus from my employer, I don't have any idea how much since this is my first year with them.

Chan93lx50
12-15-2004, 02:57 PM
Companies still do that?

Last I knew all they cared about was what made there bottom line look good.

Bonuses and giving gifts is not one of them

shakesthecat
12-15-2004, 02:58 PM
No bonus, but we have a pretty nice party at the swankiest country club in town, and all the free booze you can drink.

mikey23545
12-15-2004, 02:58 PM
Yeah, I got an extra-special surprise gift...

Non-returnable, one size fits all...

ROYC75
12-15-2004, 03:03 PM
Man, I couldn't resist the chilled JUMBO shrimp, this is good stuf Maynard.

KC Dan
12-15-2004, 03:06 PM
I only get my bonus if I bend over near the wrong office...:banghead:










therefore, no bonus again this year

MOhillbilly
12-15-2004, 03:08 PM
i got a nice lump of coal and a bundle of switches.

Pants
12-15-2004, 03:09 PM
Sold my textbooks got $60. Good bonus for me.

stevieray
12-15-2004, 03:09 PM
Mine is not living in my van down by the river.

I'm actually pretty lucky, i don't have anything lined up next week, but have work the week after Christmas.

:thumb:

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-15-2004, 03:10 PM
Last year I got $250 cash and a certificate for $250 to a nice clothing store. We had a big party with lots of food and drink and a gift exhange with a $30 minimum value on the gifts...and the company bought them all.

Will know about this year next Thursday.

Skip Towne
12-15-2004, 03:10 PM
My bonus is i'm still employed.

Oh, on friday we are getting treated to guess what, an AYCE Buffett. I will have to fight through the geriatrics to get my piece of greasy fried chicken and mashed potaters. I guess its better than nothing, though.
They're smart for making you go last. That way other people can eat too.

ENDelt260
12-15-2004, 03:10 PM
but have work the week after Christmas.

I'll be in the office the week after Christmas... I don't know if I'd call it "work" so much.

Saulbadguy
12-15-2004, 03:12 PM
They're smart for making you go last. That way other people can eat too.
I'm the only one who doesn't qualify for the Senior Citizens discount.

alpha_omega
12-15-2004, 03:16 PM
Just got it....more than expected...yeah!!!!!!

Skip Towne
12-15-2004, 03:17 PM
Sold my textbooks got $60. Good bonus for me.
I hope your daddy takes it away from you.

Pants
12-15-2004, 03:20 PM
I hope your daddy takes it away from you.

LMAO, this isn't the 30's Skip.

ENDelt260
12-15-2004, 03:22 PM
I'm the only one who doesn't qualify for the Senior Citizens discount.
When I worked for Motorola we occassionally went to a nearby Old Country Buffet. If you showed them your Motorola ID, you got a discount. But, guess they only had one discount programmed into the cash register. My receipt always said I got the senior discount.

Iowanian
12-15-2004, 03:23 PM
I'll probably drop dead if I ever get a bonus other than the "everyone bring something to make us fat" friday...........

Duck Dog
12-15-2004, 03:30 PM
Yep, cash bonus and a two night stay at the Radison, with brunch and champaign.

chiefs4me
12-15-2004, 03:37 PM
Yep,,my hubby's Co treated us all to dinner at a very nice hotel in Dallas and then a nice check,,,,,

ENDelt260
12-15-2004, 03:39 PM
Yep,,my hubby's Co treated us all to dinner at a very nice hotel in Dallas and then a nice check,,,,,
Sounds like your husband got a bonus. What did you do for it?

ROYC75
12-15-2004, 03:39 PM
A trkg company I once managed took us to Red Lobster and then sported each of us $ 200.00 as we went to the Casino Astar in Evansville one year. There was 6 of us ,the owner, and spouses.

Saggysack
12-15-2004, 03:41 PM
I get a cash gift from the people I directly work for, not from my employer. If it was up to my employer I wouldn't get anything. I'm grateful for the couple hundred bucks I recieve from those people. Most people wouldn't give a shit.

morphius
12-15-2004, 03:41 PM
Nothing here, got a job though. I like my last job until it merged with another company, the month of December there was a different vendor in every few days with a nice catered meal.

Skip Towne
12-15-2004, 03:42 PM
Yep,,my hubby's Co treated us all to dinner at a very nice hotel in Dallas and then a nice check,,,,,
Well ,,,,. ,,,,,,, , ,,,,,!

whoman69
12-15-2004, 03:45 PM
My bonus was a turkey dinner.

chiefs4me
12-15-2004, 03:45 PM
Sounds like your husband got a bonus. What did you do for it?


ROFL I stay with him,,,,,,,

chiefs4me
12-15-2004, 03:46 PM
Well ,,,,. ,,,,,,, , ,,,,,!


say again,,I didn't quite hear it,,,,:)

Cochise
12-15-2004, 03:56 PM
Not yet, but I hear we're going to get a little box of chocolates.

kc rush
12-15-2004, 04:12 PM
I'm pretty lucky here. I got a cash bonus, a prime rib dinner at our Christmas party, a travel kit from my immediate supervisor, and I usually get a few things from reps that I work with. I got salmon today from a rep of mine in British Columbia.

4th and Long
12-15-2004, 04:18 PM
I got a one thousand three hundred dollar check from the CEO of the hospital this past week. Of course that pales in comparison to the tens of thousands of dollars I saved them in drug expense for the pharmacy over the past year.

All in all, I'm still happy with the deal. :)

Fairplay
12-15-2004, 04:23 PM
I got a bonus, nothing to brag about. And we have a christmas dinner.

StcChief
12-15-2004, 04:24 PM
Holiday party,dinner, dancing,open bar, Free room at Sheraton late checkout.

I got toasty on Martinis.

Bonus is I'm still employed.

2bikemike
12-15-2004, 04:26 PM
I should get about a 14% bonus next week. In addition our company is being sold and I will be bought out of all my PTO so I should get an additional 6 weeks of pay around the 1st of the year. Should be a good Christmas in the 2bike household. ( I spent all day looking at new bikes today)

Fairplay
12-15-2004, 04:30 PM
I should get about a 14% bonus next week. In addition our company is being sold and I will be bought out of all my PTO so I should get an additional 6 weeks of pay around the 1st of the year. Should be a good Christmas in the 2bike household. ( I spent all day looking at new bikes today)




Jackpot!

BigVE
12-15-2004, 04:50 PM
We had our best year ever, we have all been busting our @sses to ship as many units as possible by the end of the year, we have surpassed every goal....NO bonus. We got a $12 steak dinner. The company's projected profit for the year is between 7-10 million bucks. Are bonuses of this nature tax deductible for the owner/employer?

wutamess
12-15-2004, 04:53 PM
My wife get's a week's pay added to the next paycheck.

I didn't get a bonus but me getting a promotion and a different position in a different department was/is all the bonus I need.

Plus the good news that I'm expecting my 3rd now in August.
Yes the 2nd one is only 8 months but I think I'm well on my way to becoming omish.(sp?)

Anyone ever have that feeling that life is going too well? I just sit and think that something's bound to happen soon to take a turn for the worse.

Rain Man
12-15-2004, 04:57 PM
We usually get goodies from some of our supplier/vendors, and one of them has come through so far. A couple of them usually give us awesome spreads of snacks, but I'm still waiting...and holding their invoices to be paid until the goods arrive.

On the bonus front, I give myself a bonus at the end of the year if we have a good year, and we had a very good year in 2004. It'll be nice.

At the risk of sounding sappy, though, the thing that excites me most is being able to give nice bonuses to our employees when we have a good year. Last year was great, and we really surprised and delighted some people with great bonuses, which was a really nice feeling. Hopefully it'll be the same situation this year.

Iowanian
12-15-2004, 05:03 PM
wait.......I did get a bonus today.

This morning we all got an email that said basically "Some crazy meth-head says he's coming to your place of employment to shoot everyone, watch out"

Rain Man
12-15-2004, 05:11 PM
wait.......I did get a bonus today.

This morning we all got an email that said basically "Some crazy meth-head says he's coming to your place of employment to shoot everyone, watch out"


That would practically ruin "bring in stuff to make you fat" Friday.

Taco John
12-15-2004, 05:17 PM
I'll just say, I got a pretty cool bonus. Sorry to read that so many people did not this season. Well, except for the Bush supporters... You guys are to blame. I keed! I keed! I don't really believe that...

God bless and happy holidays to all...

BigOlChiefsfan
12-15-2004, 05:21 PM
Got a $200 bonus this week, totally unexpected. Ran out and bought myself a bottle of Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon (http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/docsbykey/HNEY-5FFM32?opendocument) and put the remainder into the fund for a new Ruger P345.

Handguns and high dollar whiskey, now that's how to spend a bonus. Too bad there aren't any whorehouses nearby.

Rain Man
12-15-2004, 05:29 PM
Got a $200 bonus this week, totally unexpected. Ran out and bought myself a bottle of Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon (http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/docsbykey/HNEY-5FFM32?opendocument) and put the remainder into the fund for a new Ruger P345.

Handguns and high dollar whiskey, now that's how to spend a bonus. Too bad there aren't any whorehouses nearby.


Make sure to let your employer know that you're using your bonus on handguns and whiskey. It'll help ensure that you get good bonuses in future years, too.

BigOlChiefsfan
12-15-2004, 05:39 PM
Yep, it will. We already discussed it, he's buying some of the same whiskey. Different handgun, tho.

Nzoner
12-15-2004, 05:41 PM
We're treating our employees and clients to a dinner theatre tomorrow night including prime rib and a Christmas play with some drawings for free stuff during the intermission.

Our employees will also receive a few more things next week including a gift certificate to a local butcher shop.

Rain Man
12-15-2004, 06:10 PM
My wife get's a week's pay added to the next paycheck.

I didn't get a bonus but me getting a promotion and a different position in a different department was/is all the bonus I need.

Plus the good news that I'm expecting my 3rd now in August.
Yes the 2nd one is only 8 months but I think I'm well on my way to becoming omish.(sp?)

Anyone ever have that feeling that life is going too well? I just sit and think that something's bound to happen soon to take a turn for the worse.


You're having another one already? Did you figure out that the government gives you more cheese if you have more kids?

Otter
12-15-2004, 06:33 PM
I got a "you're employed for another year pending budget changes" speech.

Rain Man
12-15-2004, 06:36 PM
I got a "you're employed for another year pending budget changes" speech.

Did he at least end it with "And god bless us each and every one"?

chiefs4me
12-15-2004, 06:40 PM
wait.......I did get a bonus today.

This morning we all got an email that said basically "Some crazy meth-head says he's coming to your place of employment to shoot everyone, watch out"


so,,,,you work at the post office,,,,:hmmm:

Cannibal
12-15-2004, 07:28 PM
Get to go the Company Xmas party Saturday... free booze and food all night.

I'll also get an Xmas ham, spiral cut honey glazed.

Bonus won't come until next March after review time.

Sure-Oz
12-15-2004, 07:40 PM
I will get one in march during our employee recognition dinner.

Bowser
12-15-2004, 07:53 PM
I received a 12 lb. frozen turkey, which I'm guessing has been locked away somewhere since the Korean War.

As a bonus bonus, we all received a laurel, and hardy handshake.

Boozer
12-15-2004, 08:02 PM
I am presently awaiting a gift from my future summer employer. So far, they've done an excellent job keeping up with the Joneses (the big DC and NY firms). However, if all I get is a card, I'll have no choice but to take a clerkship with a judge next year for half my potential salary. :harumph:

Otter
12-15-2004, 08:06 PM
Did he at least end it with "And god bless us each and every one"?

Tiny Tim - the biggest kiss ass in the office - was on his shoulder when he gave the speech.

I knocked him unconscious with me red stapler when no one was looking and replaced his cane with a brown piece of syrofoam.

badgirl
12-16-2004, 01:12 AM
I got my xmas bonus tonight from my employer, I have only been there 2 weeks and I got 200.00 , he handed me cash and said," I know you haven't been here long so this isn't much, but merry xmas. "I thought that was real nice of him

ExtremeChief
12-16-2004, 02:05 AM
I got a 5% attendance bonus which comes around Christmas so they can call it a "Christmas Bonus". If I am late or miss one day in a year, the percentage falls. Glad I'm healthy.

BigMeatballDave
12-16-2004, 03:03 AM
I get a spiral-cut honey baked ham...

Swanman
12-16-2004, 07:03 AM
I work for an employee-owned company (I own about 2,000 shares or 0.5%) and we got a $4 per share dividend in early December, which definitely helps with the Christmas shopping bills. To put it mildly, I can't complain.

Skip Towne
12-16-2004, 07:22 AM
I got a 5% attendance bonus which comes around Christmas so they can call it a "Christmas Bonus". If I am late or miss one day in a year, the percentage falls. Glad I'm healthy.
The Christmas spirit is alive and well.

Lightning Rod
12-16-2004, 08:48 AM
Spalding Smails: I want a hamburger... no, a cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake...


Judge Smails: You'll get nothing, and like it.

picasso
12-16-2004, 10:56 AM
After 20 years of business my employer gave us a 401k plan. Yipee!!!!

But he isn't matching any money put in to it.......CAUSE THE BASTARD DOESN'T HAVE IT!!!!!!

I will not partake of the venture needless to say.

Other than that delight...................nothin.

Lzen
12-16-2004, 02:08 PM
Did I get a Christmas(can't take Christ out of Christmas) bonus? Eh, I work for the state gov't. We don't get diddly. We're lucky to have even gotten a cost of living increase this year. Hadn't seen a raise in about 3 or 4 years prior to this one. But I can't complain. At least I have a job.

Hoover
12-16-2004, 02:19 PM
No bonus for me I'm the boss.

This is what I did.

For the Volunteers who come in I did a huge breakfast two weeks ago.

for my employees they all get $100 gift card from Walmart, and 2 more paid days off. Thursday the 23rd, and thursday the 30th.

Then tonight, we are all going to the Casino to play in a Texas Hold em tourney. I am paying for everyones buy in, plus drinks and food all night.

grandllama
12-16-2004, 02:26 PM
...bought myself a bottle of Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon (http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/docsbykey/HNEY-5FFM32?opendocument)

You know, I tried that one time, and well, it tasted kinda phony. Like it was supposed to be from the harsh charcoal barrel, but was actually aged in a affluent silver flask.

Iowanian
12-16-2004, 02:27 PM
Where at Hoover?
The Indians?

ENDelt260
12-16-2004, 02:27 PM
for my employees they all get $100 gift card from Walmart

Why not just $100 cash?

ENDelt260
12-16-2004, 02:28 PM
You know, I tried that one time, and well, it tasted kinda phony. Like it was supposed to be from the harsh charcoal barrel, but was actually aged in a affluent silver flask.
You think BOCF knows Vanilla's real last name?

Odds are that joke is gonna be lost on.... just about everyone.

But, hey, I got it.

grandllama
12-16-2004, 02:31 PM
You think BOCF knows Vanilla's real last name?

Odds are that joke is gonna be lost on.... just about everyone.

But, hey, I got it.

'twas meant to be an inside joke. Figgered you would get it ROFL

Hoover
12-16-2004, 02:32 PM
Why not just $100 cash?
Good Question

Heck Walmart is the only place to shop around here. I guess if I gave them cash I would worry that they would just blow it on smokes (I know they can buy smokes at Walmart) but if buys a week of Grocerys or something they need I'll be happy.

We are going to the Dubuque Casino.

Brianfo
12-16-2004, 02:35 PM
I received a $2000 bonus and a $100 gift certificate to be used at a local business. We also had a Christmas party last Saturday night with free food and booze with the option to stay at the Motel overnight for $20 with the rest of the room rental being subsidized by my employer. I sure can't complain!!

KC Kings
12-16-2004, 03:49 PM
We get a weeks pay, a free Best Choice ham or Turkey, and a party at the Hilton on the 15th with an open bar!!!

BigRedChief
12-16-2004, 03:54 PM
I just got a coffee cup. A nice one but still a coffee cup. But I did quit today so they might not be very happy with me.