Amanda Shocked by Her Work Christmas Bonus: Received a Baked Potato

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.21 - 2023 9:50 AM CET

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Amanda Shocked by Her Work Christmas Bonus.

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In an unusual twist to the traditional Christmas bonus, a woman named Amanda shared her experience of receiving a 'hospital cafeteria potato' from her workplace as a token of appreciation for her hard work. This unconventional bonus has sparked a viral sensation, with Amanda's tweet about the incident garnering nearly 3 million views.

Amanda expressed her disbelief and humor over the situation in a series of tweets, where she revealed that not only was the potato presented as a bonus, but it was also valued at $15 and would be taxed on her next paycheck. (You can see the picture of her 'Christmas bonus' further down)

Her posts prompted a mix of empathy and amusement among social media users, with many sharing their own bizarre bonus experiences.

One user recounted receiving a cheap plastic license plate frame with their hospital's name, while another mentioned a parking lot party where employees were charged $5 to attend. A third shared a story of a Christmas lunch where attendees had to pay for themselves, receiving only a 'Cup-O-Noodles' as a gift from their boss.

This story contrasts sharply with another recent event where a billionaire businessman treated his staff to an all-expense-paid trip to Disney World, Japan.

The disparity in employee appreciation gestures highlights the varied ways companies choose to reward their staff, with Amanda's potato bonus standing out as a particularly unique example.

Amanda's experience has not only gone viral but also sparked conversations about employee recognition and the sometimes surprising forms it can take.

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