Did You Get/Give A Christmas bonus?

AC ManAC Man Posts: 5,530 Admiral
edited December 2018 in Off Topic #1
Not talking about production/commission  bonus, just wandering if employees are getting a Christmas bonus these days. 

When I was young my dad gave out turkeys for Thanksgiving and a Honey Baked ham for Christmas.

So what did your boss give you for Christmas?

I give $500  cash plus a tool bag from Home Depot filed with tools and cookies from my wife, and a $75 Publix gift card.

I'm a contractor and big or small we were hurting around 2010. I at least broke even but gave the same bonus out of my own personal checking  account.

Times are better now, so how about you?
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  • ResinheadResinhead Posts: 10,555 AG
    I gave my subs a bonus last week.

    They earned it and it's been a very good year for all of us. 

    Merry Christmas!
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,692 AG
    Multinational, large engineering firm- we got an aluminum water bottle last year, nothing else before or since.

    The bosses on the other hand...
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 4,312 Captain
    We don't do Xmas bonus, we get an annual bonus in March/April.
  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 28,974 AG
    I give my employees a cash gift at Christmas. It varies from $100 for newer employees to $500. 

    I take it out of my pocket since if it goes through the company taxes have to be taken out. 

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  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 5,530 Admiral
    I know my bonus is modest and all I can afford. On the other hand my wife gets $100 from a large medical firm of doctors and well over 100 employees. She got $300 this year and she has 38 years in her medical field and in management. 

    Seems Christmas bonus is going away.
  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 5,530 Admiral
    cadman said:
    I give my employees a cash gift at Christmas. It varies from $100 for newer employees to $500. 

    I take it out of my pocket since if it goes through the company taxes have to be taken out. 
    Agreed. The bonus thru the company with taxes sucks. I have done it both ways.
  • 2amigo2amigo Posts: 5,045 Admiral
    AC Man said:
    I know my bonus is modest and all I can afford. On the other hand my wife gets $100 from a large medical firm of doctors and well over 100 employees. She got $300 this year and she has 38 years in her medical field and in management. 

    Seems Christmas bonus is going away.
    Nope AC, that’s a good bonus.  I have friends who get nothing ( but a company party )or something small from wealthy companies like the example you mentioned about your wife. 
  • King_MeKing_Me Delray Beach, FLPosts: 5,844 Admiral
    When I was working for a private sector job we use to get a Turkey every year, when I worked for a school district, we got a Christmas party, I would rather get a bonus than a meal.
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 9,652 Admiral
    AC Man said:
    Not talking about production/commission  bonus, just wandering if employees are getting a Christmas bonus these days. 

    When I was young my dad gave out turkeys for Thanksgiving and a Honey Baked ham for Christmas.

    So what did your boss give you for Christmas?

    I give $500  cash plus a tool bag from Home Depot filed with tools and cookies from my wife, and a $75 Publix gift card.

    I'm a contractor and big or small we were hurting around 2010. I at least broke even but gave the same bonus out of my own personal checking  account.

    Times are better now, so how about you?
    That’s amazing. I guess you have zero turnover? 
       You, sir , are a good boss. Hats off. Your ex employees all wish they could come back to work for you, I’m sure.
  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 5,530 Admiral
    edited December 2018 #11
    dave44 said:
    AC Man said:
    Not talking about production/commission  bonus, just wandering if employees are getting a Christmas bonus these days. 

    When I was young my dad gave out turkeys for Thanksgiving and a Honey Baked ham for Christmas.

    So what did your boss give you for Christmas?

    I give $500  cash plus a tool bag from Home Depot filed with tools and cookies from my wife, and a $75 Publix gift card.

    I'm a contractor and big or small we were hurting around 2010. I at least broke even but gave the same bonus out of my own personal checking  account.

    Times are better now, so how about you?
    That’s amazing. I guess you have zero turnover? 
       You, sir , are a good boss. Hats off. Your ex employees all wish they could come back to work for you, I’m sure.
    Thank you, but it doesn't work like that in the A/C trade. They are all burnt out and over worked In their mind.. The physical and mental strain burns you out by 40 years old. I don't expect anyone to unstand it but Polar. I will say everyone that left me is still my best friend. They just couldn't take it anymore.

    On the other hand people are laying concrete blocks every day and happy.

    A/C techs are premadonas and want 50k in the south and the ones I get to reply to my want ad from NY and NJ want 30k more than I make as the owner. LOL



  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 28,974 AG
    AC Man said:
    dave44 said:
    AC Man said:
    Not talking about production/commission  bonus, just wandering if employees are getting a Christmas bonus these days. 

    When I was young my dad gave out turkeys for Thanksgiving and a Honey Baked ham for Christmas.

    So what did your boss give you for Christmas?

    I give $500  cash plus a tool bag from Home Depot filed with tools and cookies from my wife, and a $75 Publix gift card.

    I'm a contractor and big or small we were hurting around 2010. I at least broke even but gave the same bonus out of my own personal checking  account.

    Times are better now, so how about you?
    That’s amazing. I guess you have zero turnover? 
       You, sir , are a good boss. Hats off. Your ex employees all wish they could come back to work for you, I’m sure.
    Thank you, but it doesn't work like that in the A/C trade. They are all burnt out and over worked In their mind.. The physical and mental strain burns you out by 40 years old. I don't expect anyone to unstand it but Polar. I will say everyone that left me is still my best friend. They just couldn't take it anymore.

    On the other hand people are laying concrete blocks every day and happy.

    A/C techs are premadonas and want 50k in the south and the ones I get to reply to my want ad from NY and NJ want 30k more than I make as the owner. LOL



    Where I live now there is a guy who works in the A/C trade. I haven't met the guy, but in the last year there has been three different company vans in his driveway. 

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  • fins4mefins4me Posts: 14,487 AG
    We will host all of the minions and their wives, kids or grandkids for lunch tomorrow. We give gifts to the kids and new boots and carhart jackets to the guys.  Been doing that for years now.
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  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 4,743 Moderator
    I started my employment with my current employer in Oct. several years ago.  He gives bonus' at Thanksgiving and the first year, I received $25.00.  It surprised me to get a bonus for such a short period of work but said thank you.  Every year since then, I've received $100.  It's run thru the company but withholding is figured and added, then deducted so the check is $100
  • treemanjohntreemanjohn Posts: 3,942 Captain
    I typically give 10% of their salary if the numbers look right. We've only missed the mark slightly twice
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  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 10,840 AG
    edited December 2018 #16
    I burnt thru 9 different crewmen since Sept to end up with 3 good ones..

    I gave all three $1000 as a Christmas bonus today.
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 5,530 Admiral
    ANUMBER1 said:
    I burnt thru 9 different crewmen since Sept to end up with 3 good ones..

    I gave all three $1000 as a Christmas bonus today.
    Sounds about right. Gotta reward good employeees.Good for you!

    I have a young guy on the bottom of the totem pole with 5 kids and loves to fish. 

    He fishes out of a 14 ft jon boat with nothing. I bought him a $400 bottom machine because he is a good guy.

    I like helping out those in need and  work hard. They are few and far between.
  • zamogzamog Posts: 302 Deckhand
    all i ask for is a handy
  • hatcityhatcity Stuart,FLPosts: 3,197 Captain
    When I was an owner/operator, I gave my self one weeks pay. Now as just a clock puncher, I got about an average of one week.   still nice to have
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  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,484 Admiral
    The company I worked for gave a bonus.  It was about a half weeks salary to me, which was taxed and 401K'ed.  Not sure what any others get or what our hourly production workers get.  Not a tremendous amount of money but I made sure to thank my VP and get word to the owner in California.  Something is better than nothing.
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  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,484 Admiral
    zamog said:
    all i ask for is a handy

    Always Do Sober What You Said You'd Do Drunk. That Will Teach You To Keep Your Mouth Shut. - Ernest Hemingway
  • pottydocpottydoc The thriving metropolis of Umatilla Posts: 3,606 Captain
    kellercl said:
    We don't do Xmas bonus, we get an annual bonus in March/April.
    Same with us, but in the first of February. It’s been really good the last four years I expect the same this year.
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 4,192 Captain
    edited December 2018 #23
    I have always given cash bonuses for Christmas. I try to give them what they would take home in a 2 week paycheck. Great employees get more( maybe double), less than great still gets about 2 weeks pay because I get soft around Christmas.  Holidays can be stressful, a couple of thousand dollars in your pocket can help.
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  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 10,840 AG
    I don't include crew Christmas or end of season bonus in their 1099.
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 5,332 Moderator
    End of the year "bonuses" were $500 to $2700 this year. 13 employees. They were pretax.

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  • ReelingFandyReelingFandy Posts: 473 Deckhand
    zamog said:
    all i ask for is a handy
    How many do you give?

    Sorry, low hanging fruit and someone had to do it. :)
    :beer, Randy
  • Keep on SpoolinKeep on Spoolin Posts: 1,352 Officer
    rock_fish said:
    Multinational, large engineering firm- we got an aluminum water bottle last year, nothing else before or since.

    The bosses on the other hand...
    I also got one of those bottles.

  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 6,573 Admiral
    I use to get 10%.  they cut it back to 5% 2 or 3 yrs ago.

    Still better than nothing.
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,692 AG
    Got ours today. A small battery pack to charge mobile devices with. With the company logo!!!!!!

    Wonder what management got?

    I guess its better than nothing. Or is it insulting?
  • jcbcpajcbcpa Posts: 1,765 Captain
    We give each of our employees based on amount of time with our company a range of $400 to $1,000. We only have 3 or 4 out of 22 that get below $1,000. This is paid to them the first pay period in December.  That is their net amount after tax withholding. We also give performance based bonuses each June. 
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  • ParkerboyParkerboy Posts: 7,048 Admiral
    I receive a yearly bonus but it is not paid at year end but rather at the end of the 1st quarter and is based of 3 factors.

    Costa Rica is interesting in that ALL employers are required to pay a year end bonus which must be paid between December 1st and 20th. The amount is 1 month of the employees pay which they love for Christmas shopping. The amount is prorated for employees with less than a year's service. There are also mandated paid holidays and two weeks vacation.
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