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By TheGreatSquirrel - / Monday 4 January 2016 22:10 / United States
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Maybe it's time to find a company where the boss isn't a stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.

OP here. I'm IT, not an English major, and 300 charas is a limited space. Sorry if it was too garbled. This actually happened last year and was the last straw as far as my job there went. The company had a small sales staff and a policy where tech personnel, working on their own time, could bring in new clients. You got a biannual bonus proportional to how much the client contracted for. At the time, my wife was pregnant and on bedrest, so we really could have used the extra money. I had

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By  cmog3

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Maybe it's time to find a company where the boss isn't a stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.

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It's not difficult to understand. OP worked on a contract with a client, and because his boss was an ass (i.e. Couldn't tolerate the imagined disrespect) the company OP works for lost the contract. Then OP listed what the "disrespect" from the client was, which is actually the client just standing up for herself.

He has no one to blame but himself. Who gives a shit, as long as you still have a job, and and as long as he doesn't blame you for it..

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some people get bonuses based on a percentage of the value of the contract. For instance, if you get just 0.3% per contract and you closed a deal worth $5,000,000 then you get $15,000 which is what some people make in a year.

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You raise a good point. But OP should have stated in the FML if that was the case, because that would be a pretty important detail of the FML. No suggestion of a bonus (or, closer to what you're thinking of, a commission) would suggest that it wasn't part of OP's salary/wage.

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No, I can blame him pretty much. He took something I'd worked on and made sure I wouldn't be compensated for it. He also did try to blame me for it, so...

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