tasman1 wrote: Why give us a bonus for Christmas Bonus ?
I Ask people every Decembar for last 8-10 years , What is Christmas ?
WELL apparently, in theory it has meaning for those of Christian/Catholic religion - UNFORTUNATELY like many holidays, it was "commercialised" and made into food feasts, people getting drunk, orgies, people getting laid, partying, etc. If you are a kid of a certain age, you remember this time as mostly f or GIFTS and the nice shiny lights on a xmas, can today's generation even accurately state what is the true meaning of xmas ? I'm not so sure. The same for Easter, they commercialised it, it's about eggs, chocolate, etc..... I'm Catholic, and to be honest xmas is not a happy time for me, not anymore, not into the spirits of holidays anymore, I mean as a kid yeah it was fun to put up the tree, watch the nice lights and even sleep under it, and open the gifts, but at that age I still understood the meaning of it,it was a time when I went to Church every Sunday - Unfortunately over the years I stopped, I mean I am still a believer, BUT I do not support the praying and worshiping of status and material objects as if they could hear you - and to be honest, it's better GIVING gifts than receiving them. One of the reasons I now do not particularly like xmas and the whole time frame between December 20 and New year and just want it to be over with is because people are so gd FAKE ! People are all nice, helpful, all of a sudden they become so giving, generous, they put on their smile, grin, and the moment the holidays are over people are back to their old grumpy, hateful self. I don't subscribe to all this fake bullshit to be honest, so to me xmas will always retain its original meaning, I don't expect any gifts, at most it is a nice meal with family and that's it, I don't take kindly to the bloody fake masks people put on. If people want to be nice, they should be all year long, not just during a highly commercialised holiday.
Now I am Catholic, but I do know that not everyone on this forum is, you have people of different religions here, some who do not celebrate xmas, so out of respect for them, if removing religion from the equation why not call it "End of Year bonus", you know,
the "We are a company that makes billions of $ and we'd like to give back to the people who helped us become rich by giving something back" bonus !
You can basically dream on - besides on this site it would be pointless to have any such bonus anyway, the amount of survey invites are already lower than CS, imagine during the said "holidays" it will likely be nil / nothing /nada.
On CS you would receive daily invites no matter what. This site works differently, on holidays, weekends, etc, the number of invites are at an all time low, so what bonus do you possibly want ? There are hardly any surveys and tasks left to do around here, so you want a bonus on nothing ?
O/T One thing they should BAN and abolish in my opinion is Valentine's Day, one of the most BS and most commercialised day in history - is it about TRUE LOVE for someone you care about ? OR is it about expectations to buy chocolate, jewelry, flowers and fornicate all day.
There, that's my rant for today
Jim gave us a generous 28% bonus because during that period of time you could still earn good money, the survey invites were full and kept coming......Those were the days, I remember earning several dollars daily only from that 28% bonus - Here it would be pretty much pointless, unless you really could use the extra pennies from the bonus,
I don't think that'll buy you anything in Australia, not even half a bloody jellybean
And got same garbage answer every year , it is chocolate and rest of food and drink celebration . WOW ??
Christmas is DEAD , we did kill it and Australian say , We are God now
R.I.P Dear Christmas
It's dead because of its misuse and commercialisation - It's an EXCUSE for diversion and for people to act like complete wankers, party, get drunk, time off from work, and increase their debt (gift buying etc) it's also a time where people guzzle alcohol like drinking water and eat to their heart's content (literally) and gain a few pounds of fat whilst losing some in brain cells
R.I.P. Humans ,I will add oil on fire
BARELY - I called you and raised you 100!