Merry Damn Christmas

For our Christmas bonus this year, we all got £30 vouchers, to be spent at one of the company retail stores. An email went out afterwards, reminding us that the vouchers couldn’t be combined with any other discount. *sigh* So this afternoon I went to spend my bonus on a gift for Phil’s sister and brother-in-law, who we hadn’t bought for yet. I spent £22.75…and ended up with a £5 voucher in change because they couldn’t just give me cash back!

Ho ho frickin ho.



  • vampwillow

    There was something on the radio this morning about gifts in kind from employers (Today prog, about 8:50 or so) where there was a discussion about tax liability. It seems that once you go over £30 or thereabouts you have to pay tax on the ‘gift’ so it might be that they only gave you vouchers to that amount so you wouldn’t pay extra tax.

    I recall that when I worked for Capital radio we got a John Lewis voucher for Xmas, but also got taxed on it!

  • mercury_realm

    Welcome to Christmas UK office style.

    Though at least you got a bonus in one form or another, I daresay that we’ll be lucky if we even get a company drink this year.

    Dickens would have made another career on this stuff.

  • purrthecat

    That completely sucks ass!

    Our yearly bonus isn’t given until January anyway, because it’s all based on company performance. But I have no complaints really, my boss took us out (my department) for a nice lunch on him, and gave us each a bottle of wine. I’m sure this was his present from him, he won’t claim any of it back from expenses.


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