At one job, our big Christmas bonus was a box of candy canes. Not one each. One box for our entire department to share. The little skinny ones you hang on your tree. Yes, the big bosses were doing the backstroke through their cash bonuses. (Two of my brothers worked for a company whose Christmas bonus to the workers was a first aid book. At least they each got one, and not a single book for the whole department.) As for raises- they were periodic and small. And if the managers could remember any time you looked at them cross-eyed, they would have a reason to deny you one.
John Zakour and Scott Roberts