Loo cleaners don't create 'value' for a bank one City source said (though you'd probably miss them after a day or so). However not all bank staff will be automatically pocketing a bonus says the Astbury Marsden survey.
"Just over half of City employees that we recently polled said they were unsure whether they were getting a bonus or not. That is a real shift in sentiment on bonuses from previous years. In the pre-credit crunch days bonuses were talked about in many multiples of base pay – this year the expectations are for fractions of salary."
Fired employees helpFeel their pain? According to the Centre of Business and Economic Research (CEBR), City bonus pay outs for 2010 dropped 8% from the previous year to £6.7bn. The CEBR is now expecting bonuses for 2011 to slump by 38% to £4.2bn.
Anyway, tell us if you think you deserve a bonus. Bear in mind that a bonus should be for doing something "extra" or for outstanding performance. A concept the City of London has very little grasp of.