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Old 12-05-2010, 09:53 PM   #61
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Bonus??????
I've got only six days of work booked for this month
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:15 PM   #62
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I explained I that I had no clue what she was talking about but her husband left the office with $XXXX.XX (twice what I gave him), I have no clue what he did with it.

PRICELESS!!
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My guys usually bonus based on profit of the company and time with the company....... This year profit is almost non existant and their bonuses will reflect that...... Is it their fault, not entirely, is it mine? Not entirely, just a bunch of economic problems all hitting at once. My guys are paid well, have new company trucks, healthcare, paid vacations, paid sick time, paid holidays, disability insurance and alot of other perks (some of which have been cut down this year). People who "expect" a bonus or a certain amount, are usually dissapointed.
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Bonuses are bonuses and not salary.

It has nothing to do with a guy getting his pay every week.

It is above and beyond what I pay them based on how well WE are all doing.
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My wife gets big bonuses. Does that count?
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:09 PM   #66
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A friend of mine gives a bonus to all his employees, he has a Jehovah Witness, that was preaching the evils of giving gifts for Christmas. Last year on Christmas Eve my friend gave out the bonus. He did not give one to the Witness. The employee questioned why he did not receive a bonus. It was explained that the bonus was basically a Christmas gift from the employer and my friend did not want to offend the Witness with such a gift.

Well this was unacceptable and the Witness had a 1000 excuses why this was just wrong and had nothing to do with Christmas. After a while of listening to the rant my friend gave the employee his check, which he had intended to do all a long, he just wanted to see the guys TRUE dedication to his employees beliefs.
Sounds like your friend is an ass hole. To ever allow a persons religious beliefs or non-beliefs into a workplace situation is unprofessional, and possibly illegal.


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Yeah, I know the feeling. Once worked for a company that was worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Our Christmas "bonus" was that everyone got a $17 gift card to Walmart. Stuff like that is worse than getting nothing at all.

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Yep, Got a gift card for a turkey or ham one time. While the big wigs went fishing down in Costa Rica.

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For the past 10 or 15 years, I've gotten bonuses every year. they run from about 10K to 15K. Last year it was 5K. This year it looks like 0. We usually get them around the 1st of November.

I realize the economy is bad, but I've been working 60 hour weeks; as have most of the other guys. I fully realize that bonuses are entirely optional, but they're also a pretty good indication of just exactly how well a company is doing. Especially when they get smaller.

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Rob, That is excellent bonus money. You must work for one heck of a company. I worked for Phillips Petroleum and never got more than a $2000 xmas bonus. But the company stock option paid 15 dollars to each dollar we contributed, so it did not matter.

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Let me also add...none of these contractors should expect a low turnover if they're not willing to invest in their employees.
Sure, I'll pay for my own school and benefits, but just don't expect my loyalty if I find a contractor that will pay some, or all of it.
It's a 2 way street.
I know a guy that was sent to college (Clemson) fully paid by the company. Got his four year degree EE. He quit one week after graduation.
After that happened, they had the guys wanting college to sign agreements to stick around for a certain amount of time after graduation.

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My guys usually bonus based on profit of the company and time with the company....... This year profit is almost non existant and their bonuses will reflect that...... Is it their fault, not entirely, is it mine? Not entirely, just a bunch of economic problems all hitting at once. My guys are paid well, have new company trucks, healthcare, paid vacations, paid sick time, paid holidays, disability insurance and alot of other perks (some of which have been cut down this year). People who "expect" a bonus or a certain amount, are usually dissapointed.
Joe, Your company is the exception. You treat your guys great. You take care of them. I know if I worked for you, you would get everything I got. Just your benefits alone make your company a shining star. Too bad other companies do not take a lesson or two from you. Bet you have very little turn over and a good group of guys.
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I gave the guys gift cards to Lowes last year.
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