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Woman baffled after receiving 'hospital potato' from work as Christmas bonus

Woman baffled after receiving 'hospital potato' from work as Christmas bonus

The woman wasn't terribly enthused about her so-called bonus

A woman has gone viral after sharing her hilarious yet questionable 'Christmas bonus' from her place of work.

While many of us hope for Santa to add a bit of extra cash to our final pay check of the year, a woman named Amanda took to X to share her thoughts on what she's received this year as a thanks for all her hard work.

"My work is doing a potato bar as our Christmas bonus," she penned in a tweet posted December 12.

The tweet has been viewed a whopping 2.7 million times.

"I'm literally getting a hospital [cafeteria] potato as a bonus. They also said it has a $15 value so it will be taxed on our next check. Does anyone need an assistant so I can just quit right now?"

"This is my Charlie Brown villain origin story," she added in a follow-up tweet.

In another, she asked her followers if she should take stacks of Tupperware with her to get her money's worth of spuds and sour cream.

The tweet has since been viewed almost three million times and many have empathized with Amanda's situation, while others found it pretty amusing.

"Are you freaking kidding me? I’m dying to know what system you work for," someone said.

Amanda went on to share a snap of her so-called Christmas bonus.

"Look, I love potatoes as much as the next person but f*ck that place," added another.

Seeing the slightly funnier side of things, someone else wrote: "I’m sorry for you but that’s too funny."

Elsewhere, the tweet sparked some people to share their own experiences.

One person replied to Amanda's post: "One time the hospital I worked at gave out cheap plastic license plate frames with the hospital name on it. They really thought we would all give them free advertising. They tried to force us to take one."

"We got a parking lot party with beer and games. They charged us $5 to attend. In the parking lot. The parking lot," said someone else.

I can't imagine that potatoes will be topping many people's wish lists.

A third went on: "Mine was a Christmas lunch at a restaurant; we had to pay for ourselves. Our boss gave us a gift of 'Cup-O-Noodles'. She thought that was funny."

While this company gave people a Christmas potato, elsewhere a billionaire businessman paid for his staff to go on all all-expense-paid trip to Disney World, Japan.

Citadel and Citadel Securities recently celebrated the companies' 20th and 30th anniversaries, which sparked CEO Ken Griffin's extremely generous offer to his employees.

Anyone know if he's hiring?

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Image/X

Topics: News, Social Media, Viral, Twitter, Christmas, Food and Drink