So I got this email from my employer. It read something like this (I’m para-phrasing):
“Just wanted to let you know we did away this year with the employee reward program (because we’re money-grubbing *bleep*holes beholden only to Wall Street). But since you’re a trooper and have stuck around this long, we want to give you an old-fashioned pat on the back for a job well done. People like you – you know … gluttons for punishment – are hard to find, and in our own evil, sadistic way, we want to pretend like we care and have you hang around for five or even ten more years. After all, what do we care? We froze your pension in 2006. So here’s a catalog of worthless crap you can choose from. We really don’t care considering it’s all paid for by those merit increases you don’t get every year. So, have fun and keep doing whatever it is you do for us.”
Of course, I may have read the letter incorrectly. On the plus side; free blender.