It\’s appalling isn\’t it? This expectation that people have for a bonus, simply for doing their job? Why can\’t they understand that they simply get paid a wage to do it? And we all know that the bonus culture is what has led to the wrack and ruin of our economy.
No, I\’m with Polly. We must indeed wipe out this foul practice, we must indeed make sure that bonuses are forever wiped from our country and economy:
But staff still cheered the news that they will receive a bonus of nearly seven weeks\’ pay, down from 10 weeks\’ pay a year ago.
Because John Lewis is owned by its staff, every one of them – from the boardroom to the shop floor – receives the same percentage payout. This year it is equal to 13% of basic salary for staff at the Waitrose supermarket chain and John Lewis department stores.
God forbid that such evil should spread to other areas of the nation.