"So, if nothing changes in how raises are administered, this bonus is a good thing. Yes?" -- #79 | POSTED BY JEFFJ
Yes, it is nice to have an additional $1000 unexpectedly given to you by your employer. They will automatically deduct 25% of it for federal taxes and likely the rest will be spent quickly getting shiny new Christmas gifts. However, in the grand scheme of things, No it really isnt that good. It is a paltry sum and done for the wrong reasons. It makes a few employees feel good but doesnt actually change anything about their income going forward. AT&T will have a permanent tax break, and some employees end up with about $750 one time.