We just got Christmas bonuses and I think it's a conspiracy

United States
December 15, 2006 9:09am CST
My company just handed us out our annual bonuses. Well every year they give us 80 hours of pay. This year for some reason, I only got 40 while the other employees got 80. There were no hurricanes this year, no other weather disasters to cause a loss to our company and 2 employees quit giving even more money to the bonus pot. Should I feel cheated or greatful that I even recieved something. I feel that my supervisor is trying to push me to quit and this is just one more of her tactics. I work for a cable company and I was one of the employees that was grandfathered in from the old company that was purchased by this one. I think she'd rather hand pick her own group which is fine, but i'm the last of the original group and I think she feels threatened b/c I know more about this industry than she does and she has to come ask me questions a lot about how to deal with or trouble shoot a problem. I'm more or less just looking to vent i guess.
1 response
• United States
15 Dec 06
Well that is not fair though. I would ask why you only got 40 if everyone else got 80. Maybe there was a mistake with the check too you never know
• United States
15 Dec 06
well we are not supposed to question our bonuses since they are a 'gift' so that's the only reason i haven't questioned. I've been here for 6 years and worked through holidays for hurricans and volunteered in the studio for election returns and you'd think that would factor into it but nope. maybe i'm just too senical and greedy. Thanks for the post all feedback is greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays to you and your family! :)
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
15 Dec 06
That might be your signal to find something better! With your loyalty and experience, I'll bet there are some better companies out there who would love to have you! :) New Year, New Job, New You! :) You can visit my website and find all kinds of employment resources there. May Blessings Abound for you and yours! :)
• United States
15 Dec 06
thank you!! i'll definately check it out. I've been looking for a few months now. they gave me some crappy reason to take my responsibilities away from me because i lapsed on 3 things in a 6 month period (and not 3 things that cost the company or anything like that, 3 nit picky things) so since then, i got a sence of what their loyalty to me is. I will check out your site. Thanks so much for the post and the wishes!