Thanks for all your hard work: Family-owned company hands out 5-figure bonuses

These days, bonuses are as rare as $4 gas. But that doesn't mean they've completely disappeared.

Peer Bearing Co., located in Waukegan, IL, recently passed out bonuses and hand-signed cards thanking employees for their years of service. It wasn't until employees began looking at the enclosed bonus checks that the enormity of the owner's generosity became apparent.

Peer Bearing employees reported receiving bonus checks ranging from $10,000 to $35,000
depending on their time at the company.