Have you been rewarded for your good idea at work?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

    agkm800

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    If yes, what was it and how big was the reward?

    I once heard a story of an IBM employee receiving a check for $400,000 just because he found an unnecessary small part inside IBM PC that can be omitted. I heard the story in early 90's directly from a formal IBM employee who actually saw the guy receiving the $400K check.
     
  2. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

    mperkins37

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    No, I have actually been punished for innovation in the form of layoffs, & 1/4 of the hours I used to work:mad:. Pretty cool huh?
     
  3. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

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    I had an idea to quote a few thousand dollars worth of computers today and I was rewarded.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Every two weeks, actually. It's called a 'pay check.'
     
  5. Maccin475 macrumors member

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  6. robanga macrumors 68000

    robanga

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    In roughly 1999/2000 a business idea I implemented (and one that is still in place today) earned a bonus of about 1.25 X my then salary. It does happen.
     

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