I wanted to pen something as I am learning to steer my course through what I suspected to be one of the toughest things in my life, but this journey isn’t the one I anticipated. Or to be more precise, it is not the one I think Hollywood had lead me to expect.
Yes, losing my mum is rotten, and yes leukemia is a snide bastard and yes watching someone you love going through chemo is like watching someone attempt to fix your precious watch with a sledge hammer; but my world did not implode on itself when my mum died in my arms.
A week on from my mum’s death, I thought I’d pen a self indulgent tale of some of you lot, the secret support network. So secret in fact, most of the people did not know they were doing it. Here’s my experience, as a rambling excuse for sprinkling some thank you’s and follow suggestions around the place.
Bonus payments are miss-named. They are performance payments and are calculated on a formula based on the difference between expected minimum performance and the higher achievement of the person paid.
Who then decides the minimum performance criteria? How is such measured? Why is it possible for someone to so far exceed expectations year-on-year that he can reasonably expect to be paid several hundred percent more for merely doing his job, which in nearly every case is already hugely rewarded by stratospheric basic pay?