I’m not looking for any bonuses. I haven’t done anything that deserves a bonus, therefore I don’t expect to get one. I don’t understand bonuses all that much, or the bonus systems found in the business world. It’s like getting a pat on the back for being alive and choosing the business profession…Who would be stupid enough not to. I thought the point of bonuses was to create incentives for performance. Kind of like grades in a way, but with money…lots and lots of money. But when bonuses are handed out even if a company has performed poorly, where’s the incentive? Is it any wonder that students should feel entitled to good grades just for showing up? If daddy gets millions of dollars whether or not his company does anything substantial, why shouldn’t she. A bonus grade just for showing up is just as justified as daddy’s undeserved million.
I can’t say that I understand it, but the differences are negligible.
If CEO’s don’t see anything wrong with putting bailouts in their pockets just because their contract says so, than I think we’re going to have a hard time convincing anyone that rewards are not just a given.