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) –
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 –
When I ripped it open, instead, I found this –
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.
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?