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Five(5) New BGE's Hatched Today!

HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
edited 5:53PM in EggHead Forum
Today, I received five(5) large BGE's from the hatchery in Atlanta, that I plan to award to various folks in my organization in 2004 and I feel like a proud rooster!
It was a tough decision to make to give them away, because I wanted to keep them all, however when I told everyone that I would be giving them away, based on performance, they started planning how to be awarded one.
Hammer

Comments

  • Hammer, How do I qualify?

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Hammer,
    Yes um boss, I sure nuff will make that coffee hotter, shall I shine them shoes up for ya to, maybe bring ya some ribs for lunch.......LOL...you got some lucky people around you, what an awesome idea and a very generous gesture on your part.[p]Wess

  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    The Other Dave,
    I'm trying to figure a way that I can qualify! I can see another one sitting on my deck. The excitement of seeing the looks on other peoples faces, when I told them what I was doing was worth the investment!
    Hammer

  • SqueezeSqueeze Posts: 707
    Hammer,
    You hiring?

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,300
    Hammer,
    That is soooooo cool! IMHO the value in a monetary performance bonus is shortlived or becomes nothing but "pay" in most people's memories and tax returns. OTOH a material recognition reward for performance - and especially a BGE - will remind that receiptent for years to come! You deserve a "Good Job" reward yourself!!!

    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...


  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Hammer,[p]I just took an all day compensation course at my company today. We have 3 main forms - merit increase (ie - a raise) which is supposed to relate to sustained performance, annual incentive plan (aip - ie - a bonus) which is supposed to reward performance for a given year, and stock option grants, which are supposed to incent folks to stay for the long term. There was no mention of bges, though. you should work in hr...[p]later,
    cornfed

  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    Cornfed,
    I don't know if I could work in HR. Those folks are special people, and earn their money many times over. I might not alway's agree with them however most of the time they are correct.
    Giving BGE's as an incentive in some ways was self serving. I can now go to their home and practically be guaranteed of enjoying a good meal, and everytime they cook on the Egg, they will have a sense of inner satisfactin knowing that it was a gift that recognized their performance.
    Hammer

  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    RRP,
    I agrre with you completely, and I basically just said the same thing to Cornfed in another post, so excuse me if I was redundant.
    Now when they need a new gasket, they can contact you for a Rutland(Can I get a commission)
    Hammer

  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    Squeeze,
    How big are your feet? Do you mind having purple legs? The wine business has it's advantages, but it also has it's drawbacks and headaches.
    Hammer

  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    WessB,
    Thanks Wess, and I believe that they deserve the best that I can give to recognize their contributions!
    Hammer

  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    The Other Dave,
    Good question! I've given it a lot of thought, and I have a plan in mind, however I haven't worked out the details. However the plan will include integerity, and honesty coupled with dedication to wanting to be part of the best; all traits that the BGE teaches time after time.
    Hammer

  • SqueezeSqueeze Posts: 707
    Hammer,
    Size 14 shoe...Purple is actually a really good color....Wine is good as well....

  • Cornfed,
    I used to work for a company that provided all those things, the only problem was, the people who got the largest increases and bonuses were the very same people that ran the company into the ground. As for the stock options, well everybody got those too, we thought it was pretty funny when they were offering us at $40/share while it was trading for $8. Lucent closed today at 2.91, at least it won't be de-listed any time soon.[p]Cheers,
    C~Q

  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    Hammer,
    I hope you're company continues to do well because the rest of the employees are going to want one next year. A most unusual reward but one that will be enjoyed and remembered for years. I just hope the folks that get them appreciate them.[p]Now, where to I send that resume?

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,300
    Hammer, commission? Sure!...of course a percentage of nothing is nothing so I don't think you should count on a Brinks' Truck any time soon!

    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...


  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    RRP,
    Knowledge is valuable and you have plenty! I'll take that kind of commission anytime.
    Thanks
    Hammer

  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Citizen Q,[p]Yeah, it ain't all it's cracked up to be. My company is going through some layoffs now, too. The movie "Office Space" is actually pretty accurate. Gotta remember to put the cover sheets on those damn TPS reports...[p]Yeah, hi, mmmkay, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, mmmkay,
    Cornfed

  • Cornfed,
    yeah, need more spirit pins, how are the customers supposed to know if you have spirit if you are not wearing enough spirit pins!?!?!

  • Hammer,
    What a great idea...I hope my boss is reading this and getting similar ideas.

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