Wednesday, December 22, 2004

no Xmas bonus

I work for a small software company that is waiting to receive some venture capital money. I've worked for the company for about two years now and I am one of the very first employees. Last year I could understand why we didn't get a bonus, we simply didn't have any money in the bank. At the time I was OK, no big deal as long as we all had fun at the christmas party. This year we won't be receiving a christmas bonus again, unlike last year where we didn't have any money in the bank this year we do.

I'm not a greedy person, I would take $100 as a bonus, its the principle that is important for me. How cheap is this company that they won't even spend $1500 for christmas bonuses. I have and continue to work long hours for this company. I spend my mornings before work reading and doing research on problems that I may encounter at work. A big thing in my life is respect. I like to be given the respect that I deserve and in return I like to think that I give respect to people. This is a matter of respect to me, I don't get paid the average amount a developer gets as the company is a startup but I'm ok with that as well. Not giving a small bonus as thank you for the many hours of overtime I have worked is a lack of respect from management. Grrrrr...and there is more to this story as well but I think I'll end it there....


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