questionsdoes your company or department do/give you…

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We used to get a cake on our birthday in our department of 9 people, but I was the one who was always going out and getting it and the card for everyone to sign. This is hard for me to do in the winter months when the work load is enormous, so I finally stopped it and now we go out to lunch once a year on the company's tab and it's to celebrate all of our birthdays.

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We used to get our name on the informational screen in the cafeteria, same with anniversary's. Now they don't even do that anymore :(

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We started kinda bringing in donuts for birthdays.

But also we bring in donuts when we feel like them.

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Nope. Nothing set, anyway. We usually send an ecard, or sometimes have cake.

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Seeing as I'm currently sharing a workspace with my fiancee, I'm definitely hoping for some kind of Birthday bonus :3

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No. There are perks here, but feeling special is not one of them.

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We are coursed into bringing goodies for B-days for your department.
The punishment for no goodies on your birthday is your birthday announcement blasted via email to the office and announced over the intercom.

Then your phone rings 1/4 the day with well wishers and you can not walk anywhere without stopping and talking about your birthday.

Easier to pay the bribe.

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My boss takes us out for lunch on our birthdays but that comes out of her own pocket. The company buys a cake at the end of each month for all the birthdays/anniversaries.

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My old dept would give you an hour off for your birthday.
My current dept doesn't do anything -- basically, you are expected (not required, but expected) to bring in donuts or some sort of cake/brownies/cookies/etc for your own birthday.

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I do not generally advertise my birthday at work, even though it is next week (8/15!). Even if I did, I do not think they would do anything as we are not the celebrating kind of group.

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Nope. But, I telecommute and always take my birthday off.

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My company doesn't like to recognize any events for employees. Does not matter what the event is. The funny thing is it is a small office with only 10 or so employees so it would not be a big deal to do so.

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Where I work, we typically get a card with a Visa Gift Card from the company (value varies,) and then each building does different thing, at mine, we tend to bring in a pot-luck kinda meal (there are only 5 of us).

As to days off, this is the one fortunate thing about my unfortunate birthday, I have (so far) never had to go to school or work on my birthday. Mostly we are flexible enough to give the birthday person their birthday off without having to use PTO, but that means working the weekend most of the time instead.

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@conanthelibrarian: mine's next week as well (18th). i'm eagerly awaiting my cookies.

@inkycatz: yay for August birthdays indeed!

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We have it mentioned at my group's quarterly meeting - one page of the power point listing who celebrated a birthday that Quarter.

We used to get a free Floating Holiday Vacation day for our "Anniversary Day" (date on which we were hired) but that went away one or two mergers ago.

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We have a lot of birthday parties paid for by passing the envelope, sometimes for one person, sometimes for everyone for the month. We have a personal day that we can use anytime in the week before or after our birthday. But we don't have very many holidays here, Christmas and New Year's Day (not even early release on Christmas or New Year's Eve), MLK Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday (we traded Presidents Day for it) and our birthday. So nine holidays a year, which is about the fewest of any large business in our town. But it's good work, meaningful work, and I like the people I work with.

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Employees used to give each other a hard time when a birthday rolled around, so I never revealed my birthday where I used to work.

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I get a day off, but I don't take it. A day off for me means that I have a day of work to catch up on. :(

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The owners of the company I work for give us a Visa Gift Card. The manager picks out a card and makes them sign it (lol). Then at our monthly morning meeting, we have cake and presents. There are only six of us though, so it's not too bad.

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They write your name up on a whiteboard near the door. And you are generally expected to bring in a treat on your own birthday. Sometimes someone on your team will go buy you a cake, but not usually. I look forward to when my birthday falls on a weekend, so none of that happens.

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We'll typically have delicious, deep-dish, Zachary's pizza on the boss's $$$. So good!