Phil, that is great! I am very happy for you and your wife. Have fun breaking in that new mattress
Hubby’s company treats their employees very well.
One year when either Chrysler or Ford had a profit sharing check that went out of like $5,000 per slave, one coworkers husband came in with a WAD of cash flashing his Big Bonus from Ford. I kept my mouth shut and grinned to hubby that we beat that so and so by $3,000.
We had a perk a couple of years ago when hubby went to his boss and asked for an advance on his Xmas bonus ( it was summer time). We wanted to square away some bills and buy something ( can’t remember what, but it was practical, lemme assure you.Probably a tool of some sort.) and his boss authorized his bonus at X amount ( the figure is hazy now, but about $2,000)with the understanding we wouldn’t get a bonus at Xmas. No problemo.
Well, that Xmas business was really down and no one in the company received any bonuses.It was never brought up to us about what we received by the Big Guy. The next year, when bonuses came out, Hubby received a small token, but hell, we’d gotten blood outta stone and were very grateful. ( I never received bonuses from work )
I was just recently informed by Hubby that his father gave to us XX amount to invest. We cannot use it to pay off our car loan to him (It’s paid off in 10 months anyways) This is a condition I can easily live with. The amount is very very nice and all I have to do, and it might kill me, is give FIL a hug and thank him.
(disclaimer:if my dipshit sister in law happens to lurk her -highly unlikely being the pagans and sinners that we are- the amount was $2.50)