The Ten Strangest Things Employees Have Gotten Instead of a Raise

According to a new survey, 66% of us would leave our job if we didn’t feel appreciated. That’s up 15% from five years ago. More money is the number one way we WANT to be rewarded. More vacation days was a close second.

Here are the ten WORST things people said they’ve gotten instead of a raise. Most of them might actually make you feel LESS appreciated . . .

  1.  An expired gift certificate.
  2.  A large carving of a polar bear.
  3.  A foam tombstone. (???)
  4.  A golden key to an executive bathroom that didn’t exist.
  5.  Socks.
  6.  A small, custom-made statue that looked like the employee.
  7.  A plaque that had a spelling error on it.
  8.  Fresh meat from a hunting trip.
  9.  A jacket that wasn’t even close to the right size.
  10.  Coupons for the grocery store.

(PR Newswire)