A bonus is just that......something extra on top of a salary, for good service or hard work etc.
This result simply means, 74% of respondents are performing worse and maybe now the company is dissatisfied with THEM. That and maybe the fact, wow, the economy really isn't so good and this might be the last bonus before the company closes!
'When Lewis Hamilton wins a race he has to thank Vodafone whereas in my day I used to chase the crumpet. I know which era I'd rather race in.'
SIR Stirling Moss OBE