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20-12-2015 09:43 #61
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20-12-2015 09:58 #62
Govt- dept edu and nothing. But kids and parents can bring in the most amazing gifts.
Am I happy with it? Surely a million dollars would make me ecstatic, but I'm just happy to have a job again so I'll settle for that.
Df works for a multi billion dollar company and has done for the past 15 years. In the past he got company branded things but now they just have a big drawer of Coles Myer vouchers they use as incentives. So at Christmas time they grab a handful and hand out $100 vouchers to employees in his area. I have no doubt other areas do other things.
Does he like it? Not really. He doesn't feel appreciated at all, and he works his guts out. Do I like it? Sometimes I wish they'd go back to giving blocks of cheese and legs of ham!
20-12-2015 10:56 #63
I work for a small business, and got a bottle of wine from my boss.
Yes I am happy with it. The gift itself isnt as important as the thoughts that come with it, and my boss is fabulous. They treat me extremely well, are super flexible, work to fit in with my needs and hours etc ... so a gift at christmas time is just a nice thought.
DH works for in oile & gas - who are going through tough times at the moment. Usually he gets heaps ... a bonus, a huge christmas party (with partners), a family christmas party with kids and a gift. this year though times are harder, so the huge christmas party with partners was cancelled, no gift .... but they still had the family day and he will still get a bonus.
Can complain though - they are great to work for, and treat him very well.
20-12-2015 12:16 #64
I'm a Nurse at a NFP. We had our Christmas dinner paid for.
When I worked in the public hospital system, we had a staff lunch about a week before Christmas. They used to provide a hot meal if you worked Christmas Day. It was then downgraded to hampers full of biscuits and lollies. The last year I was there it was downgraded again to those stockings full of chocolate. Except our manager didn't get the memo that they were for Christmas Day and gave a heap away before hand. So on Christmas we just cracked open the remaining stockings and had bowls of chocolate around the place.
DH got a ham and a hamper with wine and crackers and chocolates and stuff this year. They also had their Christmas party paid for. He works for a major media organisation. The last media organisation he worked for, he was flown to Sydney for the Christmas party. I think his manager gave him a box of chocolates. I would have liked a bit more notice on the ham. Did not have room for it in the fridge. Had to do some major cramming and rearranging.
20-12-2015 12:16 #65
20-12-2015 12:20 #66
I got myself this as I seem to be self employed again
Does that count. Yes i love it and appreciate it.
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20-12-2015 13:06 #67
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20-12-2015 13:23 #68Senior Member
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Not working now but my old boss gave me a large Tumi suitcase. When I opened it up at home I found it had a smaller carry on size in it and in that was a card with £3000 telling me to go shopping!! - I was spending the holidays in London. Very small but successful business. Generous but mostly so thoughtful. My employer after that gave squat diddly.
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20-12-2015 14:49 #69
Anyone remember this.
55 luxury cars
700 oversea holidays etc
Those employees look like they might lose their jobs this Christmas.
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20-12-2015 18:15 #70
The last four years I've worked for a big green hardware store 😂
First aide kit
All these things are branded and they used to give us vouchers too depending on how well they did that year.
The first aide kit was the best present I've had from there and I still use the chopping boards.
I appreciate anything.
This year I am working at a very small place and have only been there 4 weeks so don't think they do anything and if they do I don't think I'll be getting anything. Which is ok too, they pay me to be there after all 😂.
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