What's your holiday bonus? - page 18

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

  1. by   kitkat260
    I'm currently working in a factory that is shutting down and moving our products to other factories in the US and Mexico, so I'm getting ready to apply to nursing school. Our X-mas bonuses in the past have usually been $15-25 gift certificates to either a grocery store or to Walmart.

    We also get a catered dinner and a Christmas card from the company. We always joked in the past about how cheap the company was for giving this but, now that they're shutting us down, our bonus consisted of an extra fifteen minutes to eat our lunch, a carry in that everyone had to contribute to because the company wouldn't spring for the meal. Also, no Christmas card or gift certificate. After spending the last three months training employees from other facilities to take over OUR jobs and knowing that we'll all be out of a job in the next 6 weeks, this seems like a real kick in the teeth. Guess we didn't know how good we had it.:smackingf
  2. by   vampiregirl
    Gift card for $13.86 to a local grocery store.
  3. by   Bluehair
    I live in Southeast N.M. and our hospital gave a $15 gift certificate to Albertsons at Thanksgiving, and another $15 at Christmas. Also had a catered Christmas party with a bar. This year you had to pay for your own drinks. Previous years they gave us coupons for 2 free drinks. They improved the food this year instead of providing holiday 'cheer'. (Personally, the food wasn't that much better, and I would have preferred a glass of wine!). If you work the holiday you get time and a half (plus have the paid time off counted as part of your PTO hours).
  4. by   chadash
    Gee, when I leave work, it's a bit like "Good night, good work, most likely we'll lay you off in the morning..."
  5. by   samaletta
    Holiday bonus.... I get to keep my job?
  6. by   msavoy
    I use to get a hundred dollar chamber of commerce gift certificate
  7. by   mercyteapot
    You know, earlier in this thread I said we don't get any bonus and that's not entirely true. My agency closes down for 2 weeks... 2 of those days are legitimate holidays (Christmas and New Year's) and four of them are holidays that were diverted during the year to use now and 2 of them are to pay us for time and a half for working those holidays, so in essence, our bonus is getting 2 days off with pay. After reading this thread, I realize that's nothing to sneeze at! This year, I'm having to go in quite a lot because I am taking a course on Wednesdays and I'm way behind on my work, so I guess it didn't strike me that we really do get a holiday gift.
  8. by   leeae85
    we got a 15 lb. Turkey for Thanskgiving, the only way you get a $$ Bonus if you actually work the holiday, and you get double pay.
  9. by   RNHawaii34
    we got a $25.00 cash from our admin. yesterday, i am thankful for that, because the last time from my old workplace we only got free ham or turkey dinner :ball:
  10. by   jimthorp
    Quote from Tweety

    What he said. Squat for Nurses Week either.
    Last edit by jimthorp on Dec 23, '06
  11. by   KnoxWarEagle
    I work for a physican for 4 years and got a bonus of $200. I left the practice and worked Pharmaceutical Sales for 3 years and just left that to come back to nursing. Because I left and have only been there for a month I only got $50. It's more that the hospitals ever gave me and my Pharma bonus was only $50 for Xmas too.
  12. by   xptp29a
    A one-year membership to the jelly of the month club.


    What a good movie...
  13. by   Teachchildren123
    Quote from Tweety

    Twitty, you got it! Love your quote and signature, one of my favorite prayer! :kiss :kiss One night during the week of xmas, will be a free lunch, same for day shift. That's it that's all. People seem to think that nurses got it all made. :trout: We are treated awefully, overworked, in despicable conditions, exposed to germs, dirty hospitals, nursing homes, default or simply missing equipment, disgraceful MD's (too often), poorly paid... but... we still love the service we do. Go figure!
    Merry Christmas!