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Company Christmas Bonus – The Myth

December 22, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

I read in a few different news stories recently that Christmas bonuses are on the rise. In fact, Forbes even said that if you don’t get a Christmas bonus, well you stand alone (or at least, you stand among very few) –


cheese, stands, aloone

See? The cheese stands alone.


Anyways, so when I came into work this morning, this fact I had been reading ringing in my brain, I went to my desk and saw an envelope.

Immediately, I thought this –

christmas bonus

Envelope means cash, right?

When I ripped it open, instead, I found this –


A non cash card 


Ladies and Gentleman…this was not a Christmas bonus. This was an empty envelope. Okay, not empty. It was more like a Christmas card from a coworker, which I thought was sweet.

But still…

So, a half hour later, the new guy came in…and he had an envelope too, apparently, because before he did anything else, he frantically opened his envelope. I could almost feel the disappointment in the room.

I waited…thinking…well, maybe they are going to give it to us later in the day.

Hours went by. And nothing. Not even a card from my employer.

Instead, I didn’t get to leave early, didn’t get any bonus…and ate way too much candy.

…so…maybe my Christmas bonus is that I actually have a job?  On another note, I don’t have nearly as much trouble with my difficult coworker (she seemed to have shifted that hat onto someone else, actually), and I actually enjoyed my job today. So, that’s something.

And to be honest, I’ve never gotten one from any company I’ve worked for.  In my opinion, this Christmas bonus thing is a myth.

Did anyone else get a Christmas bonus? Have you ever? If not, what do usually you get from your employer?




  1. Ech says:

    One of the hospitals I worked at gave us company swag every year. Most of it was pretty cool stuff that we’d actually use. I’ve never received monetary Christmas bonus though. I always wondered who actually got those.

  2. Susan Cooper says:

    In all my years of working for a company or corporation, I have never received a bonus nor had any one else. Just saying… LOL

  3. Kim says:

    Uncle Sam got more of my bonus than I did… lol

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