A friend of mine (who has been unemployed for over a year) was recently offered a job in her field with a good company. She didn’t take it. I was floored that someone who has been out of work for over a year would not snap up a job like this.
“I didn’t like the bonus plan,” she said.
“Excuse me?” was all I could manage.
“The benefits were all great. Good salary, heath insurance, dental, 401K, vacation, and sick leave, but the bonus plan was a loser,” she said.
“How so,” I asked.
“Well, instead of giving you cash at the end of the year if the firm meets its goals, they put the bonus into your 401K account.’