||tlombard [ March 8 19, 1:22 pm ]
||Re: IT's TEH AdmiralKird SuperHappyFunThread!!!
Not quite fitting in this thread but I don't care. I just happened to check my bank account and noticed there was too much money in there. Found an extra deposit from work. It turns out that we now get an annual bonus and it wasn't communicated to any of us that it would be showing up today which isn't even a normal pay day!!! We knew it was coming eventually but thought it would be next month because that's when the employees who originally started with the company that bought us get theirs but apparently since we're being phased into the program we got ours a bit early. Next year it will be based on a combination of personal and company performance (which allows for up to 200% of the bonus with accelerators) but this year they just gave us a flat lump sum. It isn't a ton of money but $1200 (before taxes) is $1200 (before taxes). Next year the potential bonus is at least 5 times as much since it will be based on a percentage of our annual salary.
Until the past year I've NEVER gotten any real bonuses and I've been working there for over 21 years now so anything like this absolutely makes my day! My boss didn't even know about it until I asked (he's based in Boston and already subject to the program that will pay his bonus in April).