Queen's 'penny-pinching' staff Christmas gift serves HR lesson

Queen's 'penny-pinching' staff Christmas gift serves HR lesson

Around this time of year, many employees look forward to the gifts that grateful employers feel fit to bestow upon them - whether it’s a Christmas party, a small box of chocolates or even a free drink at the local bar.

However, if you work for the Queen - whom Forbes estimate to have a personal worth of £415million - you might think you’d earned a bonus fit for a King. Or, y’know, Queen.

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Comments (2)

  • Jenny Reid
    Jenny Reid
    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 3:58am GMT
    As employers these days you are damned if you do something because it's not good enough and damned if you don't do anything at all. Gone are the days of being grateful
  • Boris
    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:53pm GMT
    While getting bonus' is nice, I wouldn't know since i work in public services, it shouldn't be the be all and end all. Getting anything unexpected from your employer for xmas, aside from a redundancy notice, should be considered a bonus. Expectations should be kept low so that if you do get something it'll be a nice surprise.

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