Disgruntled workers at Poundland have slammed cheapskate bosses for offering just a Christmas bonus of just 10 per cent staff discount in store.
More than 12,000 Poundland workers, including those at the Bell Lane Gloucester store, were informed about their Christmas bonus by letter.
One employee - who does not wish to be named - said: “It is totally disrespectful - a slap in the face for staff who have been coming in day in day out.
“A lot of people just ripped the letter up and put it in the bin.
“Poundland has just opened its 500th store and is one of the biggest shops in England. It is disgraceful.”
Unions claim the offer is ‘miserly’, and even excludes chocolate and fizzy drinks.
The offer gives the bargain chain staff a discount of just 10p.
In contrast, staff at other major retailers, such as BHS and Marks & Spencer, are granted a 20 per cent discount throughout the year.
It comes after Poundland celebrated the opening its 500th store last month - with annual gross revenues of nearly £1billion.
A Poundland spokesman defended the bonus - claiming it would help make the festive season 'even more affordable'.
He said: “To recognise the hard work and dedication of over 12,000 colleagues throughout the year and particularly during our busy festive period, Poundland is pleased to confirm that it has introduced a 10 per cent discount for employees across the business, to help make Christmas even more affordable.”