A correction in regards to my earlier post on “employees as commodities”. My guess as to why my peer bonus gift cards was cancelled was incorrect: a former coworker got curious and asked around, and it turns out that, due to a mishap, a bunch of gift cards got cancelled. And Playdom decided not to tell any of the recipients. So it wasn’t directed at ex-employees: current employees also had their gift cards cancelled, and also didn’t find out until they tried to use them (or check on the balance).
Which is odd in its own way, but I’m glad to learn that this isn’t directed at ex-employees, at least. And if any of my former coworkers are reading this, and you got a peer bonus in January that you haven’t used, you might want to check on the balance of the gift card first…
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