Christmas Bonus?

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Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:45 pm

Anyone get anything extra for christmas?

Guest

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:53 pm

Not even a Christmas card...

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Angel » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:51 pm

Cards from 3 PCs, Holiday emails from 2, card from one agent, so far. I SENT cards to all of them - agents and PCs. How many of us have sent cards?

Georgia Peach

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Georgia Peach » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:33 pm

I contract with 1 PC part-time and the BM of that office had a big party for all examiners, employees, and their spouses at very nice restaurant in town. We all received a "holiday" bonus at the end of the party with special recognition.

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:37 pm

this examiner is moving to Georgia!

visitore

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby visitore » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:28 pm

I got extra grief this month and oh yeah........a lot less work. Bah Humbug!

Guest

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:31 pm

I usually get a holiday card from Port. I'd rather they save their postage and cost to purchase cards for examiners and pass it on. Think wholesale clubs where you pay less but have to bring your own boxes ;)
APPS usually sends a card too and one time made a donation in my name to a charity. I have to admit I would have preferred money lol! But this made me feel good too.
I don't know that any of them have ever given bonuses. This is the only reason why I regret not working in an office anymore. I used to get a bonus every year equivalent to a paycheck (without insurance deducted). Those were the days.

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:00 pm

Christmas Boner is more like it!

Guest

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:08 pm

Superior is giving themselves a bonus by taking it from us. They also sent a Happy Hollidays email. I guess they didn't want to put Christmas in the email.

Guest

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:14 am

:lol:

GUESS

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby GUESS » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:32 am

Guest wrote:Superior is giving themselves a bonus by taking it from us. They also sent a Happy Hollidays email. I guess they didn't want to put Christmas in the email.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

TOO FUNNY.

Guest

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:41 am

I guess they didn't want to put Christmas in the email


Happy Holidays is an appropriate greeting that expresses good will toward EVERYONE, not just those of the Christian faith. Christmas is a religious holiday of just one religion. There are other religions that celebrate at this time of year, also. Channuka began this past Tuesday. Kwanzaa begins next Monday. "Happy Holidays" includes them all. To some people of other faiths, the greeting "Merry Christmas" translates itself into "Celebrate the birth of the messiah or be damned for all eternity" something none of us means to say in this country where we are guaranteed freedom of religion.

GUESS

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby GUESS » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:19 pm

Guest wrote:
I guess they didn't want to put Christmas in the email


Happy Holidays is an appropriate greeting that expresses good will toward EVERYONE, not just those of the Christian faith. Christmas is a religious holiday of just one religion. There are other religions that celebrate at this time of year, also. Channuka began this past Tuesday. Kwanzaa begins next Monday. "Happy Holidays" includes them all. To some people of other faiths, the greeting "Merry Christmas" translates itself into "Celebrate the birth of the messiah or be damned for all eternity" something none of us means to say in this country where we are guaranteed freedom of religion.


Who says Kwanzaa is a religion? I thought it was a celebration of family,culture,community.
I know quite a few Kwanzaa celebrants that are Christian.

So the appropiate greeting would be Merry XMAS, Happy Channuka.

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:00 pm

I'll take one more lump of STFU and one less dollop of political correctness in my coffee, thank you

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:10 pm

(personally, i like my coffee simple ~~ liquid hazelnut creamer :D )

If you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses.

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:17 pm

Who says Kwanzaa is a religion?
Nobody said Kwanzaa was a religion. Neither is Christmas, or Chanukka. All guest was saying is that the greeting, "Merry Christmas" is appropriate to those of the Christian faith. Not everyone is Christian in their belief. If you want to exclude non-Christians in a greeting then by all means, say "Merry Christmas" to everyone. If you want to include people of other failths, say "Happy Holidays" unless you know what particular faith they are celebrating. The greetings like "Happy Chanukka", or "may your fast be an easy one" (entering Ramadan or Rosh Hashana) or another greeting if you know it are specific. "Happy Holidays" includes all.

Actually, saying "Happy Holidays" is the most Christian thing to say when expressing goodwill toward everyone, as Christians were originally taught to do.

It has less to do with political correctness than expression, affirmation, and celebration of everyone's constitutional rights.

vistire

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby vistire » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:58 pm

Guest wrote:
Who says Kwanzaa is a religion?
Nobody said Kwanzaa was a religion. Neither is Christmas, or Chanukka. All guest was saying is that the greeting, "Merry Christmas" is appropriate to those of the Christian faith. Not everyone is Christian in their belief. If you want to exclude non-Christians in a greeting then by all means, say "Merry Christmas" to everyone. If you want to include people of other failths, say "Happy Holidays" unless you know what particular faith they are celebrating. The greetings like "Happy Chanukka", or "may your fast be an easy one" (entering Ramadan or Rosh Hashana) or another greeting if you know it are specific. "Happy Holidays" includes all.

Actually, saying "Happy Holidays" is the most Christian thing to say when expressing goodwill toward everyone, as Christians were originally taught to do.

It has less to do with political correctness than expression, affirmation, and celebration of everyone's constitutional rights.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS :lol:

There ya go.

Guest

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:38 pm

Thank you and I wish you and all here the same.

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:10 am

what i want for christmas is the people in this country to get thicker skinned

becomin' a nation of pantywaists

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:14 am

Superior is giving themselves a bonus by taking it from us.
Ain't that the truth :x

Guest

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Guest » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:24 am

Guest wrote:
All guest was saying is that the greeting, "Merry Christmas" is appropriate to those of the Christian faith. Not everyone is Christian in their belief. If you want to exclude non-Christians in a greeting then by all means, say "Merry Christmas" to everyone.


Unbelievable. Where people like yourself come from with the belief that recognizing a celebration event during the celebration period defacto generates an exclusion for those that don't, is just mind blowing. I am not Jewish but certainly embrace the spirit of Chanukah when I am greeted as such. If you want to get specific, "holiday is defined as "A day of festivity or recreation when no work is done". So why don't ya'll get on your high horse and bitch in reference to those that have to work during Christmas or Chanukah as it not being appropriate for them?

happyexaminer

Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby happyexaminer » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:17 am

Back on topic!!!

I got a card from Portamedic, and a nice crisp $20 bill from APPS. Not much, but it was enough to buy a decent bottle of wine!

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Re: Christmas Bonus?

Postby Frank » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:46 am

Guest wrote:Anyone get anything extra for christmas?

Are you kidding. I have a hard time getting one of the agencies I work for to pay me... If I don't ride them I don't get paid.


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