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Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:11 am
by Oh Dear
In a couple of months I would have been there twenty years :icon_uhoh: :icon_sad:

For this torture I will be getting a present of my choice up to £750.00. I'm not quite sure, but I don't think I can just take cold hard cash, because if I can, I will.

If not though, what would you spend it on? I can only think of a new computer really. My old one is about eleven years old, but it still runs just fine.

Everything I can think of seems a waste of money really. Don't need a new telly etc...

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:22 am
by L8rb@se
I'm a bit like that now. I used to like getting all the newest, best stuff. But suddenly I'm looking at my tv, which is about a decade old, it's not even a 'smart' tv, and I'm thinking it still works and looks just fine, why bother spending out?

Get yourself something a bit productive like a new bike for the summer or something like that.

I won £200 from work this week :icon_surprised:

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:42 am
by Oh Dear
What for?

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:55 am
by L8rb@se
I donate money to this care giving society from my wages and it enters you into a monthly draw with cash prizes, I think the top prize is a grand, then 200, then 100 etc. And I came out in the draw. It's the third or fourth time I've had a little result from that.

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:34 am
by Damie Karras
Tesco vouchers
Then spend it on drink :icon_surprised:

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:40 am
by Oh Dear
I think I can get the cash actually.

So drink then.

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 am
by Damie Karras
Gift/vouchers can be written off for tax purposes as an expense

Cash cannot

They’ll put pressure on you to take a gift :uhyes:

20 years in one job :67s6qro:

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:24 am
by Lap
Must be the week for companies giving something back. I got 300 this week that can only be spent on a healthy activity like gym membership etc. I know most of you don’t give a shit for it but i play golf and this is just sweet as membership is up for renewal just now.
One of the few sports you get better at as you can get better at after 35

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:48 pm
by legitimate first
Do you get christmas and holiday pay over there?

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:09 am
by Damie Karras
legitimate first wrote:Do you get christmas and holiday pay over there?

I got the bank holidays and 4 “rotational days”
Rotation days are 8-4pm no overtime and no site allowance. Site allowance is 6.40pound per hour, it’s a massive hit on the wages but still got paid to eat and drink shite and listen to more shite from the mrs :icon_smug:

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:00 am
by legitimate first
i take that as a resounding no. what we understand as christmas and holiday pay are basically 13th and 14th month's salaries every six months that aren't taxed as much.

Re: Getting a prize from work

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 am
by Lap
Yes legit we do get Christmas Holz , holiday pay , sick pay etc. Dubs industry might be different