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'I saved my company $1 Million': Overworked employee flabbergasted when they get 'rewarded' by their boss with a pathetic gift

What does it mean when your company says that you're a ‘family’? It means that they're looking for hard workers willing to slave away for cheap because they're morally obligated to help out their fellow family members, which is why, in the working world, blood only runs so deep.
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‘That’s not how bonuses work': Employees refuse to accept bonus after boss announces they would have to put in extra hours to get it

‘That’s not how bonuses work': Employees refuse to accept bonus after boss announces they would have to put in extra hours to get it

A quick message to any employer who might be reading this–if you want to make your employees feel appreciated, rewarding them by making them work more is never the right answer. Never. Don't even try to think about it. Instead, try and reward them with the only thing that is actually considered a reward for any working adult… money (shocking, I know). Simply give them a nice bonus or holiday treat or whatever you want to call it, because trust me when I say that the only way your hardworking em…
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‘It doesn’t work like that': Boss tries splitting his own bonus amongst team of employees, finance shuts him down

‘It doesn’t work like that': Boss tries splitting his own bonus amongst team of employees, finance shuts him down

One very lucky individual who was working as a boss in corporate took to Reddit to complain about their ‘amazing job’. On the surface, their job seemed like a dream come true. They explained they had unparalleled autonomy, generous perks, and a handsome salary. So what's wrong? Well, this person was deeply dissatisfied as they felt like just another cog in the machine, and weren't able to help their own employees when it came to raises. Each year the employees were shut down and told they weren…
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'The company makes $300 a day on this': Servers scoff at the chance to win a $5 'prize' when the restaurant holds a contest for employees to upsell customers

Anytime there's a contest at a minimum wage job, it seems like whatever corporate baboon who thought of the idea has never actually stepped foot into the establishment they're attempting to manipulate. As out of touch as corporate contests are and no matter how pathetic the 'prize' is, there are still desperate employees who take part in the event. But the real winners, at the end of the day, are always the C-level suit monkeys counting their bonus checks and buying yachts.
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'I was given a $75,000 sign on bonus... but boy did I [mess] up': Employee scores a $75,000 signing bonus, squanders the cash, gets fired, then goes into debt; goes viral for laughing at his misfortune

As I get older, it's become clear that some of the things I did when I was younger could be considered a 'mistake'– but in the end, I learned from those failed experiences more than I did my successes. We're human! We all make mistakes. But it's not every day that we're faced with the consequences of a $75k mistake...
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'Gratitude won't pay our bills': Company wide meeting goes off the rails when CEO announces that, even after record profits, Christmas bonuses will be pushed to March

We've all heard horrifying tales of CEO's hiding from the workforce in their ivory tower, hailing gratitude from above as if money grows on trees. Out-of-touch 1%ers have a knack for rubbing the working class the wrong way and as history would prove, when people get desperate enough in the gutters, they'll have nothing to lose when it comes to an uprising. Just ask the French!
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'We got a digital cake': 40+ Holiday bonuses that employees received from their cheap bosses

'We got a digital cake': 40+ Terrible holiday bonuses that employees received from their cheap bosses

Which bonus would you rather have: a subscription for a monthly jelly delivery, or a pair of socks? There's not a correct answer to that question, but those are two real things that some workers got as holiday bonuses . I never knew that a subscription to a jelly of the month club was such a popular gift. Numerous people cited that as a present their workplace gave them in this post from r/askreddit. That's a cool gift, I suppose, it's good to broaden your horizons and try new things. But you k…
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'I desperately need my [bonus]': Boss withholds holiday bonuses and throws a Christmas party instead, ignoring the votes of the majority of the office

If you had the choice between a bundle of cash and a cringey office Christmas party, which would you chose? For some, the Christmas bonus means a new set of tires or an in-home heater repair, but to others they'd rather peacock through the workplace, guzzling free cocktails and flaunting their shiniest blazer.
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'I went above and beyond and was awarded an exceptional yearly performance review': Company cancels $1,500 Christmas bonuses just 10 days prior to distribution

'I went above and beyond and was awarded an exceptional yearly performance review': Company cancels $1,500 Christmas bonuses just 10 days prior to distribution

There's no better gift to get from a company than a Christmas bonus at the end of the year. Well, a bonus is nice at any time of the year, but since December can be an expensive month, it's extra nice to get a little bit of help around the holidays. I know not all companies can afford to give out bonuses at Christmas, and that's fair, but what's not fair is what happened to this OP.
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'A $50 gift card that was deducted from my paycheck': 15+ Workers share the worst holiday gifts they ever received from an employer

Ahh… the holiday season, a time of year best spent with family and loved ones over incredible meals and through the sharing of thoughtful gifts. With images of bright, cheery, rosy-cheeked faces, Christmas lights, and decorations—maybe a little snow and mistletoe—it's a joyful time intended to bring out the human spirit, gratitude, and goodwill. Well, it should be no surprise to any of us that these optimistic ideas don’t meld well with workplaces. Stark grey walls with hard, cheap furniture. G…
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'Employees are working 60 to 80 hours a week': Company shocks their staff after record-breaking revenue spike, rewarding their hardworking employees with a pathetic potluck instead of bonuses

... and the food wasn't even provided.
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'[I] made my ex-boss lose $25,000 on his salary': Fast food workers agree to walk out after district manager withholds bonus money

'[I] made my ex-boss lose $25,000 on his salary': Fast food workers agree to walk out after district manager withholds bonus money

This person worked 23 days in a row — but only because they were promised a nice cash bonus.
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'Boss, it's only $100/month': Company offers a skimpy 'bonus' to employees in exchange for 24/7 availability and 12 hour work days

Bonuses are meant to be a congratulatory sprinkle of cash that comes as a gift from your company. It's on top of your regularly scheduled salary and it's how a business says “thank you” to their hardworking employees, but a lot of companies forget that, turning a bonus into some kind of leverage over the office minions.
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‘I got my boss fired’: Boss tells employee to ‘stay in the office’, employee complies, boss gets fired as a result

‘I got my boss fired’: Boss tells employee to ‘stay in the office’, employee complies, boss gets fired as a result

Management naturally steers towards less actual work by ordering employees around rather than stepping up and doing what is needed for the role. So it isn't surprising when some employees begin holding a vendetta. This corporate manager got his own personal annual goals and sent them off to OP, his employee, adding to his long list of responsibilities. Every year, the manager would unfairly get a bonus for OP's hard work. In order to deliver results, OP had to leave his desk at times, even the…
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'They were all fired': CEO gets $7.5 million bonus one day after laying off 1,200 employees

'They were all fired': CEO gets $7.5 million bonus one day after laying off 1,200 employees

It has become an unfortunate standard practice for companies to lay off a handful (or two) of employees, show investors a speckless graph, and give themselves bonuses. CEOs, board directors, and management, in general, are becoming greedier as time goes on, and are also becoming less ashamed about it. The polite thing to do would be to hide such avarice, but the fact of the matter is, they just don't care. And how could they? They're not even seeing the people they fire face to face; they send…
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A company screws their employees over on their bonuses, and it backfires terribly for them.

Company Screws Employees Over On Bonuses, Ends Up Being Their Undoing

They should've treated their employees better.
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