I ran into an old friend today while working on a site near Austin. Back in 2010 we were both working at Goodman Networks. On Christmas eve HR sent out an email that there would be no bonuses for 2010. I began looking for a new job right away. My buddy (whose still at Goodman) told me what really happened. Goodman did end up giving bonuses to the owners and execs just not to the working guys that bust their butts everyday. The company also spent half a million dollars buying luxury suites and taking dozens of execs from AT&T to the Super Bowl. What should have been a nice Christmas for my children and wife ended up being bribes in the form of Superbowl tickets for the fat cats from AT&T.