They say it's one of the classic lies. The second one is "We're from the government, and we're here to help you." I forget the third.
But hey, it's always nice to be told that there is a cheque in the post, especially when it's totally unexpected cheque.
I just got a letter in the internal mail here at work. Because I've been working here five years (Six actually, but as an external contractor to start with) I get a reward: A £100 bonus in this month's paycheck, and an extra day's holiday a year from now on. If you're American, you might not want to read the next paragraph.
That means I now get 26 days holiday per year, plus up to 12 more days off each year if I earn them via flextime, plus all the bank holidays and I'm carrying 3 days over from this year's holiday allotment as well, so I could theoretically take more than 40 days off next year. Plus sick days if I get desperate ;o)
So my long-standing prejudice has been shown to be false at last: Just occasionally, it is worth reading the internal mail :o)