This topic aggravates me now. We used to get a bonus based upon our seniority with the company.
Last year, the CEO hired a buddy of his to work for the company in October. He announced in November that he was giving everyone the same bonus this year to be "fair". I overheard him tell his buddy that he did that so he could give his buddy the same bonus as his most senior employee.
I get one, but it's actually smaller than the one I used to get. I won't turn it down though.