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Old 12-11-2015, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default $100,000 Christmas bonus for everybody!

Any of you Houston folks work for HilCorp Energy? This from Forbes online:

Christmas came early at Hilcorp Energy. Despite the depression in the oil and gas sector, this year employees are enjoying a $100,000 bonus. It’s the continuation of a tradition at Hilcorp, owned by billionaire Jeffery Hildebrand.

Five years ago, when Hilcorp achieved its goal of doubling its oil and gas production, Hildebrand gave every employee the choice of $35,000 cash or $50,000 towards a new car. This year, despite the downturn, Hilcorp doubled its output again, to more than 150,000 barrels per day. So Hildebrand doubled the bonus — to $100,000. With about 1,400 employees, Hildebrand’s largesse will total more than $100 million (amounts are said to be prorated depending on how much of the past five years a worker was with the company).

It’s a wonderful way to inspire hard work and loyalty, especially among the lower ranks, where $100,000 is well in excess of what many workers make in a year. “It’s just a true gift, and I think myself, along with everyone, is not going to give less than 100 percent each day,” receptionist Amanda Thompson told Fox 4 News in Houston.


(Forbes puts Hildebrand's net worth at around $6 billion)
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:02 PM   #2
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so...you work there?
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:05 PM   #3
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so...you work there?
No, unfortunately...
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:05 PM   #4
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I wish my bonus was like that
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:08 PM   #5
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bonus...just trying to understand this concept..
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:08 PM   #6
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......That's ridiculous. I'm getting a 0 dollar bonus this year. Same as every year.Lol
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:09 PM   #7
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So where do we send our resume?
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:10 PM   #8
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That's a drop in the bucket to that dude but good on him anyways! I like to see humble, giving, caring billionaires. Even most millionaires lose compassion after their 1st million.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:10 PM   #9
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Very generous owner!
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:12 PM   #10
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Wonder if they are hiring????
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:14 PM   #11
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I'm a teacher. Our bonus is that we get to wear jeans on the last day before holiday break! lol
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:23 PM   #12
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Awesome gesture by Mr. Hildebrand. With bonuses like that, he's sure to build some good employee loyalty.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:24 PM   #13
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I'm a teacher. Our bonus is that we get to wear jeans on the last day before holiday break! lol
Y'all are the ones that should be getting a $100,000 bonus!!!!!
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:25 PM   #14
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Must be nice. Getting a $0 bonus this year.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:26 PM   #15
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Could you please just sent it to my paypal account I have lots of shopping to do
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:27 PM   #16
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bonus...just trying to understand this concept..
Same here!
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:29 PM   #17
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We get an extra paycheck on the 15th, but this is very generous and a great gesture.

Good for him and his employees.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:32 PM   #18
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That's pretty awesome!! Good for them and him!
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:36 PM   #19
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thats awesome! i wonder if they have any openings
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:37 PM   #20
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what’s a bonus?
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:38 PM   #21
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It was a 5 year bonus. Regardless, still amazing.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:39 PM   #22
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I've been working since I was 16....45 now. Never had a bonus. But I am glad that we still have Americans that are generous and understand that they wouldn't be where they are without the "little people".
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #23
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What a great gesture and motivator.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:43 PM   #24
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There is a Hilcorp energy field office right down the road from my house.

I think I have some new best friends I need to talk to and a resume to drop off.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:44 PM   #25
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Thats an owner that knows how to motivate his team and keep them going long term. Also good on him for keeping his promise.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:46 PM   #26
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Bonus..... Heck, I would be happy with a jelly of the month club!
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:47 PM   #27
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Sounds familiar. Wait. Never mind.

I was confused with Bone-us.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:52 PM   #28
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I'm a teacher. Our bonus is that we get to wear jeans on the last day before holiday break! lol
Amen brother! We just little dogs in the fight as teachers
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:07 PM   #29
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What an awesome gesture!!
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:09 PM   #30
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Man I wish I did... my wife and I are so broke that for Christmas dinner we will be having a used chicken.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:15 PM   #31
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Sounds familiar. Wait. Never mind.

I was confused with Bone-us.
I about doubled over on this!! No pun intended!!
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:16 PM   #32
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Man I wish I did... my wife and I are so broke that for Christmas dinner we will be having a used chicken.
I hear ya. We did some decorating and baking last night:

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Old 12-11-2015, 02:20 PM   #33
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Man, that's pretty cool of him to make that gesture. Not a whole lot of folks out there that would be willing to cut loose that much coin. That's a sure fire way to get loyalty and hard work out if your employees. Good for him.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:21 PM   #34
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I hear ya. We did some decorating and baking last night:

Please send us a little.. We don't need much!
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:22 PM   #35
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y'all are the ones that should be getting a $100,000 bonus!!!!!
this
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:41 PM   #36
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Wow, that's amazingly generous. Wish ExxonMobil would hook us up like that
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:44 PM   #37
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Sounds familiar. Wait. Never mind.

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Well played sir, well played.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #38
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My bonus was a box of chocolate covered Oreos....
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:07 PM   #39
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Mean ole greedy oil companies!! They never take care of their employees....it's all about the profits!! LOL

Hilcorp's not the only oil company that gives nice year end bonuses!!!
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:13 PM   #40
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Wonder if they are hiring????
They are always hiring. They used to keep a big sign along Eldridge showing what positions they were trying to fill.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:15 PM   #41
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That's a drop in the bucket to that dude but good on him anyways! I like to see humble, giving, caring billionaires. Even most millionaires lose compassion after their 1st million.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:20 PM   #42
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Appreciated Employee's should be a goal for any company! Very Generous!
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:21 PM   #43
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Wow. What a gesture.

Some of the comments are great.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:24 PM   #44
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Mean ole greedy oil companies!! They never take care of their employees....it's all about the profits!! LOL

Hilcorp's not the only oil company that gives nice year end bonuses!!!
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:25 PM   #45
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Awesome
probably a college fund for some employees kids, a paid off house for others

and possibly a new lifted truck with a ranger and a trailer for few
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:32 PM   #46
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Heck, we didn't even get a cost of living raise this year, much less a bonus
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:48 PM   #47
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I personally know the senior vice president of their Alaska division. Trust me, i already tried getting in with them a few years ago when things were busy. That didnt work out. Great company to work for if you cam get in
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:55 PM   #48
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Cool gesture. Ive always thought that taking good care of employees and inspiring loyalty was a smart move.
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:13 PM   #49
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I work for a very large public traded company, we work free overtime and don't get any bonus...the stockholders on the other hand benefit from the 1 billion per quarter profit we make...my bonus is keeping my job. i'm glad to have it but the company clearly has communicated with its money where its priorities and value lie.
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:15 PM   #50
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I'd be happy with a $200 bonus. My company doesn't give us squat, for bonuses.
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