By aaannnddd there goes my boner - United Kingdom
Today, I arrived at work six minutes late due to heavily congested traffic. This is just two days after my boss put out a memo saying that anyone who's late to work from then until the new year will have their holiday bonus pay forfeited. FML
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  iknowiwantyou  |  13

if you work holidays you should be compensated with more than what you normally get paid.... duh. the term "holiday" is synonymous with "vacation".

  XxDevilxXGt  |  26

At the retail store I work if someone's late more than 10 minutes our manager just jokes that he/she got hit by a bus or is late for some other funny reason and we laugh. No real issue though, even for 10+ minutes lates every rare occasion. People fuck up or get screwed, it happens. I guess I got lucky with cool people at work.

  sig4life  |  18

As far as I know bonus pay isn't mandatory, smart as an employer to do, but not mandatory by law. There are so many holidays, it would mean bonus pay on almost 30 days. I am not sure I would work on a holiday unless it was worth my wild.

  HKCgrimmjow  |  15

Iknowiwantyou... That's not a holiday bonus it's called extra pay for working on holidays, you usually get time and a half or double pay. A Christmas bonus is money randomly given by employers, not for time spent working.

  doggy1230  |  5

If the bonus pay is previously agreed upon it is mandatory for the boss to pay it as long as you hold your end of the agreement. If there is an agreement, the "bonus" serves as an incentive for you to do something e.g. work during a holiday.
If your boss says that he will pay you an extra $X as a bonus for working on the holiday, and then you work the holiday, he can't change the contract you have about it and say "I'm not gonna pay it anymore because you were late today."
It all depends on whether or not there was an agreement, and what the agreement said.

Regarding what 52 said (just saw that after I posted - hence the edit) I think maybe different companies and different areas use different terminology. Maybe some would call it a bonus, some would call it an incentive.

  ohjoy15  |  33

@#19/@#20 Yeah you're right. That's true. I guess I tend to assume everybody is like me and works at a restaurant/is still a student.

Small jobs are easy to replace where I'm from. Nevermind. Don't stop your career OP just for a bonus pay.

  golden_warrior  |  23

31 - obviously, they created it with their sub loan mortgages which lead to people defaulting on their loans. We got stuck because we rely heavily on them for our exports.

  ohjoy15  |  33

@#46 The fascinating conversation had nothing to do with OP. It was catalyzed by my statement that small jobs were easy to replace in Canada, to which 24 replied that's because the crisis didn't hit Canada as hard as the US. It was completely relevant, not to OP, but to the circumstance.

  \  |  28

#17 Unfortunately in today's world, a job isn't as replaceable as a soiled diaper.

  kristabelli  |  19

Thank you 58. I can't believe everybody is all "poor OP." He was late for work! It's his fault. There's no excuse for that, let alone when a holiday bonus is at risk. Sheesh.

  perdix  |  29

#7, a smart boss would say the forfeited bonus money would be distributed amongst the employees who respected the memo.

Divide-and-conquer is a great management strategy.

  Welshite  |  39

I live in a large city, and I never know if my commute will be fifteen minutes or ninety minutes for the same route. Even having a target time doesn't work. All I can do is hope and pray there weren't any problems on the road.