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Rain Man
11-27-2010, 10:35 PM
My wife just won a project that will likely require a final presentation at the client's annual conference.

In Hawaii.

The good news is that I may tag along, but either way it's a nice gig for her.


What perqs do you get in your job? Things that aren't really part of the job, but are side benefits that come with the territory?

I don't have any blockbusters, but I've got a few:

- enough travel that it's interesting, but not monotonous (maybe half a dozen trips a year)
- occasional leftover pizza from focus groups.
- I can occasionally work outside the office.
- pretty much wear whatever I want to work most days

loochy
11-27-2010, 10:43 PM
My wife just won a project that will likely require a final presentation at the client's annual conference.

In Hawaii.

The good news is that I may tag along, but either way it's a nice gig for her.


What perqs do you get in your job? Things that aren't really part of the job, but are side benefits that come with the territory?

I don't have any blockbusters, but I've got a few:

- enough travel that it's interesting, but not monotonous (maybe half a dozen trips a year)
- occasional leftover pizza from focus groups.
- I can occasionally work outside the office.
- pretty much wear whatever I want to work most days

I get every other Friday off, a very secure job, good pay, and the satisfaction of working on something that is totally awesome. I also get 25 % off my AT&T bill.

JD10367
11-27-2010, 10:43 PM
Well, I'm getting paid right now, and I'm wearing jeans and a regular shirt. I just had some coffee and apple pie. I've been dicking around on the Interwebz all day while watching college football. I don't have to deal with customers or the general public. And I could probably take my pants off for hours at a time and no one would know. :D

GloryDayz
11-27-2010, 10:46 PM
I get to hire veterans... I love it, it's the best job in the world...

cdcox
11-27-2010, 11:30 PM
I have quite a few:

- some travel, including overseas.
- when we are interviewing new faculty members, free meals at some of the nicer local restaurants
- other free lunches, or dinners, maybe one or two a month
- Can choose the topic of my research, as long as I can make it successful
- I generally wear slacks, but if I feel like wearing jeans I can a couple days a week
- I almost completely manage my own time. Since I set the department teaching schedule, I get to pick when I get to teach and have a great deal of say in what I teach. I come in most days at 9:00. If I have a personal appointment or an off campus meeting I don't have to get approval to take time off. If I'm gone for vacation or a business trip, I just put it on my Outlook calendar and email my boss as a courtesy. As long as I get my work done and am around for about half of normal business hours (I'm around 90% of the time), no one is going to ask me where I am. I don't abuse it at all, but it is very nice.
- I can work up to 20% of my time as a consultant as long as 1) I keep up with my normal duties and 2) it contributes to my professional development. In reality I probably can't handle more than 5 to 10%, but the opportunity is nice.
- Off between Christmas and New Years every year. Sometimes I work from home during this time, but only because I decide to do so to meet goals I've set.
- My salary is for 9 months, so my flexibility in the summer is even greater. If I have enough research to pay myself during the summer it is extra income. If not my time is my own. I always end up working most of the summer (when I'm not on vacation) at around 80% effort even when I'm not getting paid.
- Tenure isn't what it once was, but my job security is pretty good.
- I get to work with young people. They come to me for advice. I get to assist them getting their career off to a good start. It's a good feeling.

BigRedChief
11-27-2010, 11:34 PM
I get new things to fear.

jd1020
11-27-2010, 11:41 PM
Lets see. I can only think of one... I love my job because I'm not stuck in a cubical.

DJay23
11-27-2010, 11:42 PM
Summers, weekends, and all federal holidays between September and June off. Oh, and if it snows enough, or if there is enough forecasted I don't have to go to work or worst case I go in late.

DaFace
11-28-2010, 12:10 AM
I get to work with a ChiefsPlanet icon. What other perqs could a guy hope for?

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joesomebody
11-28-2010, 12:27 AM
All the free tap water I can drink!

They also sprung for pizza on Black Friday. Great incentive to get up and be at work by 4am the day after Thanksgiving to deal with mobs of crazy people fighting to get $10 off of a Wii.

I have a job interview Tuesday though, so hoping to find something with even more to offer!

JOhn
11-28-2010, 12:59 AM
I get to spend most of my shift on here or FB.

Oh and the ability to read all night or download pr0n.

:evil:

Buehler445
11-28-2010, 02:06 AM
More flexibility.
Very very little bureaucracy. <---huge in my book.

JOhn
11-28-2010, 02:07 AM
Oh I forgot, watching the security camera's in the hot tub area...

Baconeater
11-28-2010, 02:08 AM
I get to keep all the leftover paint. Oh wait, no, that's a curse.

SLAG
11-28-2010, 02:44 AM
Many free lunches
free beer
Some Travel - may be increased soon...
Free Wii in the break room
Free Soda/coffee/bottle water
Free work laptop
work from home or the road

I love my job

pr_capone
11-28-2010, 07:26 AM
- Free cable TV for home
- Free Internet for home
- Get to play with new tech before it reaches the public
- Tons of room for advancement
- Free Pepsi, Coffee, popcorn
- ps3 and xbox 360 on big screen tv's in the break room
- I was the #5 guy for the district so I get to pick my own schedule
- Wear jeans every day
- Only work 4 days a week
- Quarterly AND Yearly bonuses

Spott
11-28-2010, 08:00 AM
My phone and DSL are really cheap and my cellphone is completely free.

Mr_Tomahawk
11-28-2010, 08:32 AM
Flexibility...

I can come and go from that office as I please. Hell, a lot of the time I can just work from home. They don't care when and where I work...as long as the work gets done.

Bwana
11-28-2010, 08:58 AM
Hmm?

Lots of trips.

I make my own schedule. I go where I want, when I want to within Montana. This comes in very handy in the spring, summer and fall, because I always have my fly rods with me.

They just let me pick out a new suv for my company ride, which I can use 24/7, business and pleasure. (How many places buy you a loaded 4x4 suv as a driver)

Pay for all of my cell phone and service, unlimited.

New wide screen lap top every year, of my choice.

Good health insurance, which they pay 80% of.

When I'm out one the road and have to stay in a hotel, I stay in the best hotels in the given area and don't catch any flack. No Motel 6 BS, or the "Bates Inn," unless I end up in some dump like Wolf Point, MT for the night, which only happen about twice a year.

I get to dress in jeans and wear my shit kickers. (I just swap into steel toe boots and nomex, when on refinery grounds.)

The only paperwork I have to do is a weekly expense report and a very limited call report. They take me less than 5 minutes, between the two of them.

I work with great prople, all very easy going.

That just a few things that come to mine, great gig.

soopamanluva
11-28-2010, 09:13 AM
3 45 min. Breaks.
Donuts on Sunday
All the gloves and tools I want
20% off my AT&T bill
Plant dinners after every outage
Leave 15 minutes before the shift actually ends
Depending on seniority, you get to take trips.

CaliforniaChief
11-28-2010, 09:32 AM
-- Excellent insurance (100% of the premium is paid for)
-- Flexible hours
-- Variety each week (different tasks/people to work with)
-- Cell phone service paid for
-- Close to home, no commute.
-- The people are great.
-- Supportive work place that puts family before work.
-- Lots of other stuff.

Pioli Zombie
11-28-2010, 10:04 AM
I have never been given Percocets at my job.