March 25, 2009

Perspective

Yesterday my boss prepared us for what he thought was bad news.
He mentioned that the bonus this year would not be as good as the previous despite good performance.

I was really moved by his talk.

In today's work climate, that we have our jobs, at least as of now, suffer no pay cut and are going to get a bonus ( however small) is enough to keep me happy and thankful.

But there were a lot of disappointed faces in the room- I wonder if they are so needy or so removed from reality or just plain self centered.

14 comments:

VJ said...

kudos on your attitude !

Just Like That said...

We've taken a pay cut, but am still happy at my job.
We need to be practical- where's the money going to come for jam in these times? Happy enough to earn my bread and butter, jam can come later.

Blogeswari said...

So, you are getting some bonus ! We were informed a month and a half ago that no bonuses, no MIPs... people have kinda lost the enthu to work now.

DC said...

am with you on this Art! Exact same feelings. Am just glad I have a job, particularly a job that I like.

Monika said...

abs with u on this as logn as we have job its fine... my comp has said no bonus, no to salary hike and thats fine with me

Monika said...

BTW i love this template i am grab this for ojas's blog too... he is behaving like a monkey anyways these days :)

Emaan said...

i suppose all 3 !
but then somebody has to be like that too, all fingers aren't the same :-)

its good that u aren't the shorter one !!

Inder said...

like letterman says - where did all the money go??? this makes me doubt if the whole recession thing is a big scam..

Mama - Mia said...

oh well! some people just dont get it! sigh!

Monika,Ansh said...

Absolutely agree with you. We have to be thankful for the fact that we have our jobs & be with the Company when things are down.

Artnavy said...

just being parctical- that is all.

Sands said...

Right there with you. The state of employment here is so bismal that you are fortunate to have a job to go to. IMHO, in times of hardship just like we stand by our families, I feel the same holds for work too.

subha said...

You are atleast getting some bonus. Most of my friends here have been told that there is going to be no increment for the next 1-2 years.

Srilatha said...

I have mailed you.. Im writing it here in case it lands up in your spam folder. Thank you!