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Sammy Pepys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:29 AM
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Poll question: Bonuses at your place of work
Comments welcome...using this to help settle a bet.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:42 AM
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1. one yearly incentive-based cash bonus
....which the department did not qualify for this year.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:44 AM
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2. 401K profit sharing that's pretty nice
They matched over 20% of my contributions. 100% vested, immediately.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:50 AM
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3. I've received them for project completions
If I can swing the deal for a project I'm working on I should get something significant.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:57 AM
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4. Hiring bonus (small), retention bonus (very small),
quarterly bonuses for middle and upper management based on performance (they have to qualify); and a big fucking annual bonus if their numbers are absolutely dazzling.

Personally, I'm a contractor, so I don't qualify as an employee nor am I eligible for bonuses. Though, in gratitude for helping them make their quarters, more than a few of my managers have been known to slip me a generous gift of thanks.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 06:59 PM
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5. bonuses are awarded monthly, if earned.
You earn your bonuses based on transfers to the loan origination department (sales), refinance team, etc.

Basically the system shows you if the customer could qualify for a particular product, you ask them about it and if they are interested you transfer the call. Various rewards ensue determined by what you referred and the outcome.

I don't know how I earned it but I have a $50 bonus coming to me that I qualified for in February.

These are sales bonuses. Some people are really good at getting people to transfer up to these depts and others are not. I am not enthusiastic about it so I pretty much suck. But I don't much care either.

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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:12 PM
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15. Same here - monthly bonuses.
These aren't sales related because this isn't a sales environment. However, we get a bonus for meeting & exceeding our call center statistics 'performance targets' for customer treatment and handling time. Then for all those who have exceeded their targets, they then get stack-ranked - the top 20% of those exceeding the performance targets get the most and so on. Also because of the department I am in is having difficulties in retaining and keeping good people, we have an extra incentive program which tries to mirror the performance targets but it's more grid based - achieve the low targets and get $200... achieve a bit more and get $300... far exceed the goals and get $500 for that month. This is on top of the regular 'bonus' or 'incentive'. Some people are talented enough to get between $500 and $800 a month extra in bonuses. However if you make a silly mistake it could cost you that much, depending on the mistake.

Mark.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 06:59 PM
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6. No bonus. Work in social services.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:06 PM
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7. No bonus at all.
We have a 401K but I am not currently enrolled in it. Right now, I can't afford any more to be taken out of my paycheck.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:08 PM
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8. None.
There's no budget for that in mental health. Sometimes they are lucky if they can pay salaries.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:11 PM
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9. What is this "bonus" of which you speak?
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:14 PM
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10. Last place I worked it was Christmas and topping billing quotas
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 07:15 PM by XemaSab
for the quarter, and those were chopped up and tacked on to your paycheck to spread out over the next quarter.

Since it was 15% of your billing rate multiplied by overtime hours, it was a cheapshit bonus for working a lot of overtime.

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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:24 PM
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11. Small bonuses every time I do something good
Like, I won an award in my industry for my work, and my boss dropped $100 on me.

He got a lot of feedback on something else I did, and I got $50.

This seems to happen maybe four, five times a year. :shrug:
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Random_Australian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 04:15 AM
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20. That's a principal from social psychology, it prevents
Edited on Thu Mar-30-06 04:15 AM by Random_Australian
social loafing. Basically the individual recognition thing is the reason you get these.

My turn for a question: Did you know that already?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:25 PM
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12. We get profit sharing bonuses and performance bonuses.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:52 PM
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13. Right now just having a job to go to each morning is bonus enough for
me.

I did get a generous relocation package that was never part of the hiring discussions, nor asked for, and that felt good.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:01 PM
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14. Our Union has negotiated a few for us, the company
has never voluntarily ever gave us anything but a hard time.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:13 PM
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16. I'll get to keep my health care
when I retire. Biggest bonus possible.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 02:36 AM
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17. Bonus?
:rofl:

We're lucky if we get our 2-3% "Cost Of Living Adjustment" each year. I didn't get it at one of my jobs this year. :eyes:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 02:41 AM
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18. I got a $6,000 hiring bonus with my current company
There is another bonus we can qualify for, but we have to have a certain percentage of revenue to qualify as a branch. Have falling just short of it so far (this is a collective thing with all the employees of a particular branch).
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 03:52 AM
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19. Got 33K in reenlistment bonus a while ago.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 05:07 AM
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22. LS, thank you for your service. It is my fondest hope that you stay
safe.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 05:07 AM
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21. No $$ bonus but NAPS whenever I want!!!
Ah...the sweetness that is self employment. ;)
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 05:21 AM
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23. one cash bonus at christmas time...
PTO and excellent health care...
regular payrate sux though
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 05:57 AM
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24. Once a year cash
Based on company profits as well as your yearly review. Below average gets nothing, average gets bonus and above average gets bonus times 1.5.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 05:58 AM
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25. Received a $100 bonus.
It was the first time in the history of the company, I think.
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