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WDYT?

H has worked for the same company for several years (~7) and overall does enjoy who he works for and what he does.As this year has been a hard one, it has been known company wide that no one will be getting raises this year and that bonuses are a very very slim chance.The boss announced on Saturday that they will throw their Christmas party at the same place they did last year.  I understand they're desire to have a party, but I guess it would be more appreciated for some small bonus or raise.FYI-The party is held at a local Casino, full bar + buffet and night over paid for.  It probably costs upwards of $20,000 for this party.  ::sigh::
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    PMeg819PMeg819 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'll be honest, and I know I"m going to sound stupid, but if I worked at a place like that I'd still want the party. I worked for an office that had an awesome Christmas party one year, and all we got by way of bonuses were $100 Nordstrom GC. I was happy. That said, do you know how the party is paid for? Maybe the cost is coming out of the owner's pocket or maybe the party is going to be scaled down this year.
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    ReturnOfKuusReturnOfKuus member
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    edited December 2011
    $20K spent on raises instead means each person gets what, an extra $200 per year?
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    edited December 2011
    That's completely effed up. Unless he's spending that party money out of pocket.
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    **O-Face****O-Face** member
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    edited December 2011
    I understand that it's teeeny tiny, but I think it's a little of a low blow to some. I enjoy the party and so will H, and no we don't understand their exact finances.
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    VarunaTTVarunaTT member
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    edited December 2011
    You have to do something to keep company morale as a whole up.  That does mean spending some money.  And it's not like raises and bonuses would be cheaper than that party.
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    **O-Face****O-Face** member
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    edited December 2011
    They just do some weird stuff like:*cashing out people's vacation with little warning*billing warranty against the guy that services something instead of the guy that installed the part
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    ReturnOfKuusReturnOfKuus member
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    edited December 2011
    *cashing out people's vacation with little warning What what what?!
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    **O-Face****O-Face** member
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    edited December 2011
    They will give warning, but then deny your vacation request because everyone else asks for the same weeks.  They let people know this would happy in late september and that you could only keep x-hours for the next year and then everyone scrambled and some were denied.H was lucky because he's nosy and had the inside track, but others were not so lucky.
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    L_WoodsL_Woods member
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    edited December 2011
    I'd do some research with the local EDD re: vacation time. I'm in a very employee friendly state, but there's no way less than 30 days notice would be allowed here. Also, the money spent on the party is probably far less than the money spent on raises, thus in the cost benefit analysis they went with the cheeper thing that would still likely raise morale.
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    edited December 2011
    We don't get a party or bonuses. I did get a $20 gift card to dominos, which I gave away, because I don't like dominos. Our morale is through the floorboards but with such a small company it's not a big deal. LOL.
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