Comments: Clocks

My company recently changed their service gift policy also. Several people were really mad because they wanted a Grandfather clock for their 20th anniversary gift and it is no longer offered. They had been eying that clock for a long time. It was a goal and then poof it was gone. Talk about a motivation killer.

Posted by sticks at January 24, 2010 05:36 AM

Hubby's company had a really sweet anniversary catalog as well... HAD being the operative word in that sentence... For his 5 year we picked out a nice Waterford bowl... but now that he's coming up on his 10 year... nada. But like you said, that's okay. He's still employed!

Posted by Pam at January 24, 2010 10:14 AM

In the good days at my old firm we got two different Cross pen and pencil sets, a gold or brass clock and at 20 years, a Rolex wristwatch. Don't know about the pen sets, but the Rolexes ended in '08 along with about 600 jobs, including most folks who'd earned a Rolex.

The company store sold junk similar to yours. I have a big umbrella, a sweatshirt and a few foam beer can holders.

Posted by George P at January 24, 2010 10:42 AM

As I remember, one of our choices (for over 10 years) was a carving knife set. A great thing to be handing out in a depressed employment situation. I don't work there anymore.

Last I heard it was debit gift cards that could be used anywhere, not just on company logo stuff. Who knows what the arrangement will be for people this year.

Posted by The Thomas at January 24, 2010 11:07 AM

At year 10, my husband got a $300 gift card for Tiffany's. Do you know what that gets you? A letter opener, or a baby rattle, or cuff links, or a sterling silver comb, or oh hey! a different letter opening. $300 does not go far at Tiffany's.

I lost the gift card something like 2 or 3 years ago. He's still pissed I lost it. But, honestly, did he need a letter opener or cuff links? He works in a ripped jeans and offensive tee shirt office, for crying out loud!

Posted by wRitErsbLock at January 24, 2010 06:30 PM

Good Lord people, I have never worked at a company that gave you stuff for a 5 year anniversary. Although you did get that extra week of vacation (your 3rd week) at 5 years.

The auto industry doesn't give out anything until 15 years, and then it's usually some stupid trinket with their company logo. Hubby got a key chain for his 15th year.

Me, hey I haven't been at a company long enough to even earn that 3rd week of vacation yet.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 25, 2010 10:02 AM