On a personal note, I received my bonus last week and it was a bit lower than I expected. I’m in a non-management position, so I get paid for overtime but I generaly expect a non-impressive bonus compared to most. I have to consider that I wasn’t at the company for a while last year while I was teaching, and that probably had some effect on the calculation.
In any event, the bonus will help pay for my car insurance. I wish it could have been used for something more interesting.