My current employer gave out turkeys to all of the employees. A nice gesture. If you wanted to you could look at the amount of money that you might spemd on employees as an investment. I would certainly recommend either working for my current company or using the services that we offer.
I don’t really even like holidays….]]>
Well, you can be grateful that you aren’t in Europe running a business where your employees would expect to receive 14 monthly salaries, five weeks of vacation and where the employer contribution to social security is 21% of gross pay.
If others’ misfortune isn’t good enough compensation for handing out real money to your employees, then fire ‘em all and hire undocumented Mexicans. Assuming nothing has changed in the five years since I worked in Utah county, there will be tons of them and they will all be glad for whatever minimum wage you pay them.]]>
Both groups get valuable gifts….that they will never use!
It’s the expectant attitude that gets me more than the money. This year if Christmas parties and bonuses were based on profit sharing the theater employees would all get coal – no that’s too expensive now – a lump of dirt!
I do provide parties, gifts and bonuses – I do look at them as perqs as gst suggests and there is something to be said about the employees becoming friends and better workers. It’s just too bad for me that they expect it!]]>