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If you had a choice, which would you choose? A) having the annual holiday party B) splitting the holiday party budget equally between employees as bonus BONUS Q: do you know your agency's budget?

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My first year as a CD I got a bonus. I was totally surprised. Then I asked if any of my teams got them, they said no. So I gave my best team 500 cash each. The CCO found out and called me into his office uncomfortably upset, saying I should have let the agency give them the money, so it didn’t come out of my bonus. But after reflecting on it a bit I think he was mad about the optics.

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I’ve done this too. And the company was also pissed about it. Would rather have the company pissed at me than my team not feeling valued and leaving.

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Everyone got a $500 bonus. This is the second time it’s happened at the agency in the last six months. They also did it in late summer, as a thank you for people really cranking in campaign work.

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I’d rather they give the Christmas bonuses only to the more junior or lower paid people.

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@AD3: if that’s the case, I’m 110% on board. The SVP statement was a bit too broad and I’m already salty for some stuff that some juniors did, so both things didn’t go well together hehe

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50k budget 400 people $125 $75 after taxes Meh.

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^ same. I’d rather have $75 than the knowledge that all my coworkers got shitfaced that one time

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B. I’ll take the 50 bucks and the night off.

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It would end up being $10, just like my raise was once passed through taxes and translated into take-home pay.

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Hey on the bright side you escaped the layoffs at RGA 🙃

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I'll take the party and drink about 500 worth of booze to stick it to them

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B. 💰

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He was DEFINITELY mad about the optics, but YOU sound like an awesome manager/boss. 👍

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How about mixing the holiday party and not having layoffs like some did last year?

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Bonus. But we all know the bonuses are going into the wrong people’s pockets at every agency and holding company worldwide.

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It’s like the recent tax cut.

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Reality is the bonus pool is far bigger than the party budget. The bonuses are distributed to senior leaders ... I’d fo for the party, it’ll be fun and $200 bucks won’t exactly change the attitude of people. If anything it’ll frustrate people

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We didn’t get a holiday party so 🤷🏼‍♀️

Really nothing? This is NYC office? ☹️

We get both. Everybody got a solid bonus this year and we have a holiday party that is actually fun

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