In previous years, at the end of the financial year, I have received a bonus. It's Now 7 days after EOFY and I still haven't received anything. I don't expect one, but it would surely be helpful at the moment as I have a tax debt and car registration due.
I report to the CEO of the company and have a fairly relaxed relationship with him. Even though he's the only person who would provide a bonus, I think he'd still need approval from the board.
Without sounding disrespectful or rude, how does one ask a boss if a bonus might be given?