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sedgewick

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Did you get one?


I'm not getting one as the boss is a stinge.


I work in a warehouse as a forklift truck driver, not a great job and the money is quite poor. We have had the biggest backlog ever and I have been working double shifts and weekends to help get the orders out. I would have expected a small Xmas box as a show of gratitude for all my extra effort.


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I should be so fecking lucky. I have never ever ever in my entire working life had a Xmas bonus. And if some banking scum come on here and start boasting about their six figure bonus I shall personally pay them a visit and pour acid on their brand new fucking Ferrari.
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sedgewick Wrote:

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> Did you get one?

>

> I'm not getting one as the boss is a stinge.

>

> I work in a warehouse as a forklift truck driver,

> not a great job and the money is quite poor. We

> have had the biggest backlog ever and I have been

> working double shifts and weekends to help get the

> orders out. I would have expected a small Xmas

> box as a show of gratitude for all my extra

> effort.

>

> :(


Did they pay you as a show of gratitude for your extra effort? Assuming they did then why would you expect a bonus? I've never had a Christmas bonus, never expected one, and never expect to.

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ruffers Wrote:

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> Did they pay you as a show of gratitude for your

> extra effort? Assuming they did then why would you

> expect a bonus? I've never had a Christmas bonus,

> never expected one, and never expect to.


Not sure I agree, ruffers. Even if poor old sedgewick did get paid his standard rate for all the overtime, it doesn't necessarily compensate for working antisocial hours, or working until you are exhausted. A token of appreciation wouldn't have been a bad idea.


I think some people are confusing the traditional xmas bonus/gift/hamper with jobs which pay annual performance related bonuses. Not the same thing.

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Jeremy - I guess I've just never worked in an environment where the 'traditional' xmas bonus has applied, I've been in mostly sales environments where the more you sold the more commission you got, no bonus for just doing your job as that's what basics are for. The other side of that coin is no overtime though.


As you say the issue of performance related bonuses is a separate one to the OP.

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