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Having recently clocked up 25 years with my current employer, I was offered a "celebration page" on the internal equivalent of Facebook. :sign_wtf:

After 10 years with the same company I got a set of Schmidt pens.

Schmidt pen set

In 1954 my great uncle got a gold Rolex for 25 years with Empire Dairies.

Rolex 1954

So, awards for long years of suffering - what have you got? :)

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I think these days long service tends to get discouraged rather than encouraged with nice gifts. Otherwise workers might get rights and they don't want that do they. Take @BondandBigM for example hes got a long service award for being on here and he still had to cough up for his own rolex. Though @Roger the Dodger was offering a sekonda a bit back. 

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10 years isn't very long! 25 years is a bit different. I did the former at two employers and got nowt nor expected anything. I never made it with 25 years with anyone, yet alone an employer!

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i did 13 years with the nhs and got nowt. Rightly so really. They paid me. 

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15 minutes ago, Caller. said:

10 years isn't very long! 25 years is a bit different. I did the former at two employers and got nowt nor expected anything. I never made it with 25 years with anyone, yet alone an employer!

One place I worked the service awards started at 5 years and I got a pewter butter dish, something I'd always wanted:laugh:

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5 minutes ago, Turpinr said:

One place I worked the service awards started at 5 years and I got a pewter butter dish, something I'd always wanted:laugh:

In use every day since, no doubt. :)

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Just now, spinynorman said:

In use every day since, no doubt. :)

Oh aye, wherever it is :hmmm9uh:I thought at the time 5 years isn't very long for a sevice award.

Wasn't a bad firm to work for, within 2 miles away, wages were good, plenty of overtime and we used to go running at lunchtime.

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24 minutes ago, Caller. said:

10 years isn't very long! 25 years is a bit different. I did the former at two employers and got nowt nor expected anything. I never made it with 25 years with anyone, yet alone an employer!

I didn't expect or want the pens TBH, they're too heavy to carry in a suit pocket and the fountain pen needs a new cartridge every few days, if I use it. It was part of a disappearing corporate culture I suppose.

23 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

i did 13 years with the nhs and got nowt. Rightly so really. They paid me. 

If things carry on like this they'll want you back.

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44 minutes ago, Caller. said:

10 years isn't very long! 25 years is a bit different. I did the former at two employers and got nowt nor expected anything. I never made it with 25 years with anyone, yet alone an employer!

16 years is my most then 2 @ 7 years, 1 @ 6 years, 5 years, 18 months and a few that lasted 6 months or less.

Some of the bods who took redundancy when I did had done over 45 years :( I couldn't imagine that.

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I've been with Kristina for nigh on 37 years but haven't received my gold Rolex, nor even a set of nice pens. What have I been doing wrong?:laugh:

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2 minutes ago, Always"watching" said:

I've been with Kristina for nigh on 37 years but haven't received my gold Rolex, nor even a set of nice pens. What have I been doing wrong?:laugh:

Have been wedded to DC for 46 years...

My knighthood will be before yours, Honour.

:tongue:

 

Or should that be a VC (& bar) ?
 

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7 minutes ago, Karrusel said:

Have been wedded to DC for 46 years...

My knighthood will be before yours, Honour.

:tongue:

 

Or should that be a VC (& bar) ?
 

:thumbsup:

46 years could be a winner:thumbsup: I feel like a newly wed with just 34 years :biggrin:

I've done worse things though:inlove:

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4 hours ago, spinynorman said:

I didn't expect or want the pens TBH, they're too heavy to carry in a suit pocket and the fountain pen needs a new cartridge every few days, if I use it. It was part of a disappearing corporate culture I suppose.

If things carry on like this they'll want you back.

They dont need many directors of finance and audit at the moment...lawyers maybe. :thumbsup:

Should i go back to law like fletch????? Ive fancied redefining human rights. The current climate may enable that. In order to in future protect people more sensibly...me a lawyer? I cant see it. :biggrin:

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5 hours ago, Turpinr said:

46 years could be a winner:thumbsup: I feel like a newly wed with just 34 years :biggrin:

I've done worse things though:inlove:

I've only done 42 years, so @Karrusel's way out in front. :biggrin:

So nobody else got or inherited anything to mark long years of toil? I thought there'd at least be one set of engraved silver teaspoons. :)

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Long term employment isn't very common in my industry but I do have some leaving gifts; a miner's lamp and a tie, mostly on leaving we just went out and got pissed :drinks:

 

 

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11 years with the employer. I've not expected much. I get paid, have a good pension and a good benefits package. It'd be nicer if they recognised hard graft rather than length of service. I'd likely have a collection of gold watches for the significant contributions I've made.

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3 hours ago, al_kaholik said:

11 years with the employer. I've not expected much. I get paid, have a good pension and a good benefits package. It'd be nicer if they recognised hard graft rather than length of service. I'd likely have a collection of gold watches for the significant contributions I've made.

A good pension is better than a gold watch, clock or butter dish:laugh: but back then I didn't have a clue what a final salary was 

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I'm one of those lucky ones who is on a final salary pension scheme, that said it could all change with the time I have till retirement.

I kinda think of it this way, they pay me and I buy the stainless watches I want rather than gold that I wouldn't wear!

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After 10 years with my lot, I got a £100 voucher to spend with a choice of various vendors, Amazon, Dixons etc.

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14 minutes ago, al_kaholik said:

I'm one of those lucky ones who is on a final salary pension scheme, that said it could all change with the time I have till retirement.

I kinda think of it this way, they pay me and I buy the stainless watches I want rather than gold that I wouldn't wear!

You're lucky. Haven't had a final salary pension since the late 1980s.

2 minutes ago, Biker said:

After 10 years with my lot, I got a £100 voucher to spend with a choice of various vendors, Amazon, Dixons etc.

That seems unusually generous and sensible. Which watch did you buy? :biggrin:

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29 minutes ago, al_kaholik said:

I'm one of those lucky ones who is on a final salary pension scheme, that said it could all change with the time I have till retirement.

I kinda think of it this way, they pay me and I buy the stainless watches I want rather than gold that I wouldn't wear!

A final salary is especially good in the current climate.

My small stakeholder pension has taken a hit but my workmates who finished with me and worked there man and boy have lost around 40k :(

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18 minutes ago, Karrusel said:


@Turpinr, @spinynorman & other retirees (Yokel)...

Due to the current confinement to barracks just consider all the pensions we are not otherwise spending. :yes:

 

Every cloud & all that.

:thumbs_up:

Oh aye I'll drink to that.:drinks:

I've 4 years and a week or so till the SP and not actually drawing anything significant at the moment.

I was going to leave making a decision till June or later which now seems to have been a good idea.

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2 hours ago, spinynorman said:

You're lucky. Haven't had a final salary pension since the late 1980s.

That seems unusually generous and sensible. Which watch did you buy? :biggrin:

Actually one of those Timex compass/tide watches

See the source imageOnly ever worn it once

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