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post #31 of 45
Loveysmummy, I think you're getting mad for no reason. It's just a job. If you don't like it you can do smth about it. Let it go. There are other things in life more important. If your boss is a jackass, let him be one. I believe in what goes around comes around. He can have all the money in the world, but if he's a piece of _ _ _ _ nothing will change that.

Have a happy and healthy New Year!!!
post #32 of 45
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Oh, I try...I try..

Its more of a rant here that I needed to purge...after all, this is what this place is for at times. You are right. Its just a job. Its not necessarily about the money (I am not what you would consider materialistic but moreso aesthetically inclined and all about quality over quantity)

I do think I get a little more irritated than most at human injustices in the world and this is merely what this is...You are so right about not letting the jackasses of the world not rent space in your head. (Its just maddening at times..)

I think I will bring in Champagne for my co-workers when cruise time comes around and the boss is away
post #33 of 45
"not letting the jackasses of the world not rent space in your head." I love that!!

I feel your frustration too. Jobs are scarce here for my qualifications. I do not directly use my education, i apply more of my experiences than what im still paying sallie mae for.
But i consider myself fortunate. I spent ~ 1.5 yers looking for work. It was great for my animal efforts with my time, however it was costly for our home bills.

We've been promised bonuses up to the day they changed their position.
I have a good boss, and the ham came from him directly, not through work. He is very understanding with my habits and efforts for my local SPCA. So i consider myself fortunate and am grateful.

The idea of bringing in something special to share with your coworkers is a great idea. Just be careful of your verbal frustrations at work. the walls always have ears.
post #34 of 45
I know how you feel Loveysmummy. My roommate is sort of in the same situation. His boss is the owner (51%) of the company, and is always telling him they don't have enough $ to buy equipment they NEED, nor bonuses and raises or hiring new people so that my roommate isn't doing ALL of the work. Then he uses company money to pay for his daughter's $10k wedding (which she whined about because it wasn't enough), and giving his son (who is only an operations manager) $500/mo extra for a "company car" that he doesn't have, yet coincidentally, his son's wife just got a new car.

And finding a new job isn't always as easy as it sounds, especially when you're working overtime (on salary, so you're not getting paid extra) just to keep the one you have (as in not letting the company go under), and interviews and whatnot are always scheduled during the week so that you can't get to them.
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy

I think I will bring in Champagne for my co-workers when cruise time comes around and the boss is away
That's a great idea!!!

I used to manage a supermarket and till this day I think it was the best job I ever had. I loved that job. Of course now I get paid twice as much but it wasn't about the money it was about coming in and feeling great at work. The boss was the biggest idiot in the world. I cried because of his injustices soooooo many times. There was no raises, no bonuses no paid days off NOTHING. But the team we had there was unbelievable. Of course because of the boss's stupidity lots of people left, and now I would never even consider going back. It just sucks that sometimes people could be so inhuman.
post #36 of 45
my bf gets at least a $250 bonus a month, and for christmas they gave him $50 on top of that. I thought they might give him like $500 or something because they are so bonus happy, but no. Still $50 is more than what he had before!

My boss gave me a bonus, I think it was about $200 before taxes, and a coach bag which was around $200 so I'm counting it as a $400 bonus.
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
...... we get a dinner
I work for the school system so the only part of that I see is the
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by annabelle33
My boss gave me a bonus, I think it was about $200 before taxes, and a coach bag which was around $200 so I'm counting it as a $400 bonus.
Coach bag is nice. That's a very tasteful boss.
post #39 of 45
I also work for a non-profit. We don't bonuses and we only get raises if the budget/grant situation is in good shape, which these days, is rare. I'd be happy for any bonus!
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
Just wondering what the bonus situation is for all of you.
I got a pitiful raise this year and my boss just booked a Cruise for next month..

My friends and family say he is cheap for only giving me $100.

Am I being a pushover or is this truly not the spirit of giving to think this way and nobody should EXPECT a bonus anyway??

I do know people that receive upwards of $300 plus or other perks so I don't know what to compare it too...
Cindy, I would compare it to how cheap your boss is as a person, meaning how he generally spends his money overall and not just considering the cruise. If he's quite thrifty, then he's likely giving you as much as his cheapness allows. That doesn't make it any better does it?
post #41 of 45
My company doesn't do bonuses, either. People who worked a certain amount of overtime were entered into a drawing for gift cards and we were given time-and-a-half PLUS a $3 per hour incentive, for working OT. Since I only worked 3 1/2 hours of mandatory OT, I got $11. I don't like that bonuses are tied to OT,as my health and sanity are more important than the OT money. Eight hours a day is about all I can stand in that place.

I get bonuses, based on my sales but those take anywhere from 1-3 months to show up on my paycheck. After 6 months on the job I will get a 50-cent per hour raise and annual raises, after that.

Congress DID vote a 4.1% COLA for VA and Social Security pensions. I will now get an extra $40 per month on my widow's pension, as of this Friday. That's 2 tanks of gas, which is about what my car uses in a month.

My parents will do pretty well - they're both on SS and my dad has a military pension.
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
Just wondering what the bonus situation is for all of you.
I got a pitiful raise this year and my boss just booked a Cruise for next month..

My friends and family say he is cheap for only giving me $100.

Am I being a pushover or is this truly not the spirit of giving to think this way and nobody should EXPECT a bonus anyway??

I do know people that receive upwards of $300 plus or other perks so I don't know what to compare it too...
A what ?
post #43 of 45
It depends on how well the company is doing. We had a good year this year, so we got $300.00, before taxes. Some years, if times are tough, we just get a giftcard to a store or resteraunt. Reviews are yearly, and raises are minimal. So I netted $265.00 on my bonus. Which more than paid for my new camera. Oh well, at least I like what I'm doing.
post #44 of 45
yeah it's $20 in walmart gift cards... and I work there!!!
post #45 of 45
After reading the replies - I love my company even more now. Our "end of year" bonus is dependent on how the company did with its profit and sales goals - this year we got 3 weeks pay. I am very happy.
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