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Woman hilariously calls out her company's lackluster gesture for staff on Employee Appreciation Day

'Not trying to make anyone jealous, it's not an extra vacation day or it's not a bonus it's even better,' says the person.

Woman hilariously calls out her company's lackluster gesture for staff on Employee Appreciation Day
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @astoldbygingerr

Companies celebrate Employee Appreciation Day on March 1 every year but do they actually do it to show how much they value their employees or is it performative? About 67% of employees do not feel appreciated for their contribution at work in the US, according to Wakefield Research. A woman shared her experience of Employee Appreciation Day on TikTok and it's proof of how unthoughtful the companies can be towards their employees.

Image Source: TikTok | @astoldbygingerr
Image Source: TikTok | @astoldbygingerr

@astoldbygingerr says in a video, "It's Employee Appreciation Day at my company and the senior leadership gifted us with the most incredible thing." "Not trying to make anyone jealous, it's not an extra vacation day or it's not a bonus it's even better than that... it's an email," the employee says sarcastically. She continues, "Let me read it to you really quickly. 'Employee appreciation is more than just a day we appreciate you year-round. Thank you for making this a remarkable place to work.'" The employee pretends to be in awe of what the company did. Then she concludes, "I'm overwhelmed by their gratitude and obvious commitment to the company's morale. We also got free burritos last week." 

Image Source: TikTok | @astoldbygingerr
Image Source: TikTok | @astoldbygingerr

The video gained three million views and is captioned, "What more could you ask for?" People shared what their companies did for them. @fitwithdana.com commented, "Our HR department provided our office of 30 with *12* assorted pastries… to share between the 33 of us that showed up that day." @threalsheriffwoody wrote, "My company said I get a budget of $500 for employee appreciation day... there are 1000 employees on the site." @beanayshuns shared, "We got an email, but it was special because the CEO included his actual signature." @kxylynn said, "My job gave us $50 Amazon gift cards for Christmas and then taxed us $20 on them." The woman's experience and the people's comments on the video show how the companies do not value their employees and that Employee Appreciation Day is just a performative ritual that companies follow every year.

Image Source: TikTok | @tayymarie_
Image Source: TikTok | @tayymarie_

In another similar story, a woman shared how her job doesn't allow her to take proper lunch. TikTok user @ava_rose02 doesn't say much in her video but her overlay text explains a few things. It reads, "One hour for lunch but I take 10-20 minutes because my boss doesn't pay me enough." She shows her middle finger to the camera at the end. There wasn't any further explanation or a follow-up video but what people could understand from the video is that she is entitled to an hour-long break but she is unable to take it because she has to return to work quickly to make a bit more money. 

People shared their views in the comments. @alien.imprint said, "Every employer I've worked for automatically deducted breaks from my check even when I didn't take one, so I stopped clocking out altogether." @ellimakeup wrote, "Not me allegedly clocking back in one minute into my lunch so the system would accept it because my coworker got away with it."

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