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Holiday Christmas Bonus: Do you give or get them?

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  1. PeterS

    PeterS Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Just seeing how many people who are employees receive holiday / year-end bonuses. If you are an employer, do you give them? Any amounts you care to share?
     
  2. darth550

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    With the clerical people, I give 2 weeks pay as a bonus. With regard to the salespeople... it depends on their individual productivity.

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  3. Tspringer

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    I gave each of my employees $500. Its been a profitable year, everyone has done their job well and things have run in the manner I desire. So what the heck, a little bonus to help with Christmas.

    Terry
     
  4. Horsefly

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    Every year I try to receive at least $20 from EACH Ferrarichat member! Mail early to avoid the rush and get your contribution to me in time for Christmas! If you are hesitant to contribute, just ask yourself this question: What Would Enzo Do?
     
  5. BWS550

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    TO MY INSIDE PEOPLE....1 WEEKS PAY........

    TO MY SALESMAN..........NOTHING....I TELL THEM ,THEY SHOULD BE HAPPY TO CARRY MY LINE........


    TO MYSELF, NOTHING.....I HATE SHARING WITH THE I.R.S......
     
  6. PeterS

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    BRUCE: That is generous for your inside people. I agree with you that the field people should not get a bonus. A good field person should make 5-8X per year of an inside person (along with the perks that go along with being a field sales person). If there is nothing for you, maybe you need a new accountant!
     
  7. BWS550

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    PETER..........MY SALESMAN GET 10% ON GROSS, WHEN COLLECTED, AND A SMALL BASE PER WEEK TO COVER THEIR GAS, LUNCHES, WHATEVER.....MOST SALESPEOPLE GET 5-8%

    I TAKE CARE OF MYSELF, DURING THE YEAR, MY OWN WAY :)


    INSIDE PEOPLE, I HAVE NO CHOICE, THEY ARE ALL FAMILY RELATED :(
     
  8. PeterS

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    Since they are family, I trust they are all in your will!
     
  9. BWS550

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    MY WILL ..COST ME 100.00 TO DRAW UP


    IT STATES " ALL TO WIFE "
     
  10. thecarreaper

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    used to get a xmas bonus..... havent seen one in 4 years. been there almost 6 years. i am grateful i have a job, but i did get my FAA airframe&powerplant license finally so if i get canned i can pick up the phone and work almost ANYWHERE! back to grindstone to finish at embry-riddle. xmas has not been fun for me in years.
    edit) happy holidays and best wishes to everyone else!! may you all get big bonuses! ( sorry for the the humbug)
     
  11. jimpo1

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    I've neither had nor paid a Christmas bonus.
     
  12. branko

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    Being a self employed artist, I only hand out bonuses to my employees at the completion of a large scale commission which could range from $300 to $500, depending on the size of the commission.
     
  13. JaguarXJ6

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    For Corporate IT monkey types like me, usually 5-6.5% of base salary, which I think is pretty good for a non-Sales/commission based system.

    Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick :D
     
  14. future328driver

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    My bonuses are based on my tenure. This year I got 4.5% of my base, next year it will be 8.7% of base.
     
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    Christmas bonus? HA! I got jack sh*t & jack left town. When I got may paycheck there was a letter from the owner of the company wishing me a MERRY CHRISTMAS & also there will be no company Christmas party.
     
  16. PeterS

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    Solipsist...If your company is going through rough times, you should go to your boss and tell him that you are a team player and will work diligent in '04 to improve the company's bottom line so a bonus can be paid. If the company is doing well, you should march into his office and tell him (or her) what a tight &^%&^H*##@_N@!)_@)(NN@)_*&&&@%^^#(#%@(*@))_&@^#%%$%&#*#*@^#@^%&@! they are!
     
  17. prohydro

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    No Christmas bonus for 3 years...in fact, last December, we all got a 5% pay reduction to help keep the company afloat...then we find out all of the execs fly first class because "they didn't want a customer to see them in coach and assume the company was financially unstable."
     
  18. spidr

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    "they didn't want a customer to see them in coach and assume the company was financially unstable."


    LOL!!
     
  19. PeterS

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    That is the biggest pile of BS I ever read! Any customer that see's an exec in coach will probably look upon them as being careful with their money. That's the kind of company I would do business with (But I still fly business class for health reasons!)
     
  20. JaguarXJ6

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    I was wrong. It will be between 14-15% this year.

    I moved to a division that was not receiving the bonus. That suddenly disqualified me from the entire year I put in the division that received it as it stands right now.

    There's some things to be worked out with Payroll if I'm still "eligible." I bloody well should be! I put in my time, I even worked so hard I was lured to another division because of my job performance and customer skills. If I don't get it, I don't get it, but damn.... 15% is a lot of money when your my age and would be a "first" for me.
     
  21. SMC

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    Small company - had a good year.. No Holiday party this year (too hard to book) so I gave gifts instead. Rolex watch (Explorer II) to sales guy and half-day spa treatment to part-time office gal.
     

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