Employers in Israel dished out around NIS 2.7 billion in Passover bonuses for their workers this year, up 10% from 2011, with a national average of NIS 600-900 per gift.
The most gracious spender was Dead Sea Works, whose employees received checks for NIS 1,750, a new iPad, and a package of wines.
El Al Airlines, which posted a net loss of $7.8 million dollars in the final quarter of 2012, continued its across-the-board cutbacks and scrimped on bonuses for its employees. They received a national low of NIS 250 for Passover.
Seventy-five percent of working Israelis expect a holiday present from their employers.