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« on: December 27, 2016, 12:31:42 PM »

With the holiday just past the topic of Christmas bonuses came up in a family discussion.

My future son-in-law, who works for a German-owned company, told me that he had
received a Christmas bonus in his pay.  This got me to thinking about when was the
last time that I had personally received a Christmas bonus.

The answer: December, 1988, while working for Ames.   I believe the amount was
a couple hundred dollars.   A few months later Mr. Gilman stepped-down from personal
involvement in running the company, and his successors announced that they were
doing away with Christmas bonuses.

Bah! Humbug!

Hearing about future son-in-law's bonus came as a surprise because it had been years
since I had heard of ANYONE getting a Christmas bonus.  And close to thirty years since
I had gotten one personally. 

Does anyone out there currently get a Christmas bonus from their employer?
Are their any retailers who still give one?  Any non-German owned companies?

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 10:22:49 PM »

A lot of smaller businesses do; I always gave them when I was in business for myself, usually a couple hundred dollars for a good employee. My last employer did the same. I now work for a large corporation; their bonus is a gift from a catalog, worth around $35. It's a very good company to work for, though.
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