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Isnt it weird that they dont pay you a bonus after 10 years at the firm because you are serving your notice. I think its unreasonable to work for the whole year in question, be on the payroll when the bonus is paid out, contribute signifanct revenue to the team and still get paid nothing because its 'discretionary' once you tell them you are leaving.

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Why didn’t you wait to hand in your notice until after the bonus had been paid out? Or if you are moving to a new company ask for a signing bonus to compensate for the missed bonus at your old firm?

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You said you are on the payroll when distributed, how long would you have to wait…

^ OP - I was in a similar position and made sure I asked for a sign on bonus OR you could’ve negotiated a later start date with the new firm in order not to miss out on the reward of a year’s hard work. Nevermind. I hope you’re going to a great place with a role you’re excited about. So congratulations! 👊

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The bonus is a retention tool. Why issue it when you've already made it known that you will not be retained?

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Did this happen that they shafted you? That really stinks

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Huh?

Yes, seems like it is standard practice.

Why care so much? You have > 10 YoE so the bonus will anyway be a blip on your net worth. Even if it’s more than a blip, you won’t die. So again, why care? And if you really do, stay a few months more.

You are right. I don't care about it enough, but feel like its not right.

It’s called discretionary bonus for a reason. It’s not a guarantee. It’s not weird. 90%+ companies do it this way.

Is it the same with Accenture? I am planning to give my notice before the bonus is paid out but my last day would be the payout day.

Do not give notice until the bonus hits your account

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