The Best & Strangest "Atta Boy" Workers Have Gotten

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A new survey finds that 66% of employees say they’d probably leave their job if they didn’t feel appreciated.

54% of senior managers admit that it’s fairly common for employees to leave a job if they don’t feel recognized by the higher ups.

Employees have shared the strangest ways they’ve received recognition at the office, as well as some of the best.

The Strangest:

  • “A loaf of bread"
  • "A CD of music written and performed by a coworker"
  • "A custom statuette of me"
  • "Edible flowers"
  • "A large carving of a polar bear"
  • "An expired gift certificate"
  • "A golden key to an executive bathroom that didn't exist"
  • "Socks"
  • "A misspelled plaque"
  • "A plush toy"
  • "Fresh meat from a hunting trip"
  • "A foam tombstone"
  • "A jacket that was too short with sleeves that were too long"
  • "Grocery coupons"
  • "A $0.03 raise"

The Best:

  • "A handwritten thank-you card from the chief operating officer"
  • "A new car"
  • "Being named employee of the year"
  • "An all-expenses-paid trip to Jamaica"
  • "A donation to a nonprofit in my name"
  • "A message sent to all employees acknowledging my work"
  • "Baseball playoff tickets behind home plate"
  • "A day off"
  • "A fancy watch"
  • "Being flown to corporate headquarters and receiving a plaque"
  • "An awards show-style event"
  • "A large bonus"
  • "Lunch at a private club"
  • "A key stakeholder sent a complimentary email to my supervisor"
  • "A surprise party after completing a task" 

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