Sooner or later, it had to happen. Someone would put a monetary value on the phrase "thank you." Monster.com can lay claim to the deed.

Monster surveyed workers in the UK, asking them a series of questions about recognition from their employer. The quick answer: a regular "thank you" is worth slightly more than $3,400 a year to employees.

Not only that, but 63 percent of those surveyed said they'd take a verbal thank-you in place of a bonus when they'd "gone the extra mile" on the job.

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