Thursday, April 15, 2010

You can get paid for that?

At our factory, you get a bonus if you don't miss any days (other than vacation days) and make it to work on time every day during a calendar quarter. It is called the "Bonus Objective". I've gotten it every time except twice (once when my MIL fell and cut her head open and the other for being in KY for my eldest first birth).

When I got my bonus check this time, it just struck me funny. Since it is a "special" incentive, it is taxed at the highest rate allowed. As you read across the check stub, it gave the reason for the check, the classification of the check, then the amount. So reading the reason & classification straight across it read "Special Gross BO" then a dollar amount. Who knew that you could get paid for smelling bad?

2 comments:

Mrs Lemon said...

That's nasty Dad.

Jewel said...

Soooo, you get a bonus for BEING there ON TIME each and every work day ONLY to get your bonus taxed at the highest rate AND THEN to have it called Special Gross BO! Go figure!
Daniel gets an annual bonus and it is unbelievable the amount of taxes that are withheld from it!
I wonder if that happens to our elected officials' bonuses? (don't get me started on that one!!)