What's your holiday bonus? - page 3

Ours last year was a Walmart card for $50. Probably the same this year.... Read More

  1. by   nickola
    It varies- usually betw $400-$600. My best friend who is a computer geek gets $10,000 !!!
  2. by   prmenrs
    I've usually gotten "logo" type stuff: lunch bags are the most frequent gift, a fleece blanket, fanny pack, tote bag and the like.

    The bonus I like the most is that I get to keep my job!
  3. by   GI Jackie
    This is one of the funniest posts that I have read in a while!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We get zip, zero, zilch, nada, nothing! We used to get a coupon for $15 for a turkey that the local grocery donated to all the employees but I guess that was costing the hospital to much so they stopped that! Just keep repeating.....I love my job, I love my job, I love my job!
  4. by   HappyNurse2005
    NurseAidBen-
    you say:
    We got a $15 gift card to Kroger's that was taken out of our paycheck, Ho Ho Ho!
    I think we work at the same place! I got the $15 gift certificate, too. But, no, it doesn't come out of our checks!
  5. by   Midwest4me
    No such thing as a bonus---unless you call holiday pay a bonus! I want Augigi's bonus---10% of my(or hers) annual salary---that sounds great!!!!
  6. by   lannisz
    Quote from Meerkat
    Ours last year was a Walmart card for $50. Probably the same this year.
    We got a $25 dollar gift card to Costco. I don't know why they bother really....it is actually kind of offensive when you consider that our bonus was the same $25 for Costco back in 1996! Same store, same amount. Humbug.
  7. by   Janlynn
    Full-time employees at my work get $250 and part-time (less than 1000 hours worked for the fiscal year) get $125. Of course taxes are taken out of that. One year they put it on a Visa gift card which was nice as there was no taxes taken out. We also get a $25 gift certificate to a grocery store. I work at a major hospital with alot of employees, I can't believe how many of you don't get anything. That's just plain sad.
  8. by   Gromit
    Well, last year we got $150 grocery stoore card, this year we got $100 grocery store card and a letter telling us that the hospital had record profits this year (odd. We did better when the profits were lower?? Perhaps the record profit is due to the lower bonus.... ) But I'm not complaining -especially after reading what some of the other facilities are doing (I especially like the one about the $15 gift card -that came out of your own paycheck! OUCH! Thank goodness it wasn't a more expensive card! )
    Never did any better at any other job -and I've worked in quite a few different places, in different fields- and I like the place I work at, so I'd say its OK.
    Last edit by Gromit on Nov 29, '06
  9. by   AmyB
    No bonuses except for being able to continue working. Also, if you get lucky, you'll be working when family members of our LTC bring in food for the staff. That's it. Whoopee!!!
  10. by   clee1
    None, that I know of.

    However, I don't expect one, either. All I expect from my employer is to be treated fairly, a safe working environment, and the agreed-upon pay and benefits for hours worked.

    Any bonus I get is just that - a bonus - whether it is a holiday turkey or a whopping check.
  11. by   augigi
    Quote from Drifternurse
    No such thing as a bonus---unless you call holiday pay a bonus! I want Augigi's bonus---10% of my(or hers) annual salary---that sounds great!!!!
    It's not bad, but it's not as good as it sounds - believe me, I have to work hard for it! 10% is the maximum possible, and it's performance based. If I don't meet my objectives, it starts dropping.

    I do think it's good to reward people for jobs well done. Unfortunately, given the number of nurses around, I can't imagine the healthcare honchos bothering to try and keep us around. Retention of staff is one thing corporate world does well.
  12. by   bargainhound
    nothing
  13. by   vamedic4
    $10 gift card to the local grocery store, which is usually given to the hardest working housekeeper ever (we get a "pool" going)...that, and time and a half for holidays.:spin:

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