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Work Perks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by elrasho, 22 Nov 2013.

  1. elrasho


    Joined: 12 Jan 2009

    Posts: 6,040

    The winner so far I'd say, dual screens FTW!
  2. RickST

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Feb 2008

    Posts: 1,261

    Lets see:
    Free breakfast every day
    Free Gym Membership
    Private Healthcare and Yearly Check-ups
    On Site GP
    Flexible Working
    A company wide jackpot thing every 3 months (everyone puts money in, doubled by company)
    Company Mac Pro. Iphone, Ipad etc
    Pension is okay
  3. Narj


    Joined: 19 Feb 2010

    Posts: 12,950

    Location: London

    Are these massages with a happy ending, or the plain old boring ones?
  4. gettothechopper


    Joined: 22 Feb 2010

    Posts: 4,354

    Location: Southampton

    I get as many post it notes and biros as I can smuggle out the door

    oh and paid
  5. Mr-White


    Joined: 12 Nov 2002

    Posts: 14,625

    Location: In my own little world

    A rub n tug is extra

  6. aceytrixx

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jul 2010

    Posts: 1,681

    Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

    My house is owned by my employers and I dont have to pay for it. So thats a nice bonus especially since its just a minimum wage job.

    Oh and im off with a broken arm from work at the minute which its looking like ill need surgery for and they are still going to pay me my normal pay. Otherwise id just have to work with it somehow.
  7. Mat


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,928

    Work perks
    Werk perks
    Work porks
    Wyrk purks
  8. Dis86


    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 26,261

    Location: Northern England

    What annoys me is that most people get a hefty discount on the things their company produces.

    Do I get a discount on oil? Do I monkeys!

    Biggest perk though is a company credit card which is only monitored by my boss and he's...both encouraging and generous when he suggest locations for corporate food and entertainment.
  9. -Ad-


    Joined: 4 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,809

    Location: Aberdeen

    LUL @ 55 Broadway?
  10. Jumper118


    Joined: 17 Oct 2012

    Posts: 5,005

    Location: Leeds

    i get xeon power! dual monitors.
  11. Nick1881


    Joined: 4 Feb 2007

    Posts: 9,637

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    They make me pay for life insurance out my benefits.

    I do get a car, but the budget isn't great so most decent stuff is out of reach.
  12. jon86


    Joined: 1 Sep 2003

    Posts: 3,125

    Location: US of A

    Some of the many standard UK benefits:
    - BUPA medical insurance
    - life insurance
    - disability insurance (75% of salary for the rest of your working life if you get injured and are deemed permanently unfit to work)
    - 50% off gym membership (up to £500 /year)
    - Annual computer subsidy (up to £300 /year)
    - A cashback (quidco style) programme
    - Biannual pay and bonus reviews (inflation pay rise or promotion and RSU and cash bonuses)

    - Free cans of soft drinks (Coca cola, 7Up, Dr Pepper, Fanta, Irn Bru, etc)
    - Free hot drinks (tea, herbal teas, as much milk as you can shake a stick at)
    - Relaxed casual / smart casual dress code (currently wearing a company t-shirt and jeans)
    - Relatively relaxed internet rules (do your job, don't look at anything dodgy and it's normally ok)

    Additional for my office:
    - Fresh coffee from a grind-on-demand coffee machine
    - Free fruit box every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with a mixture of some of the following: grapes, bananas, apples, pears, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, monkey nuts, tomatoes
    - Free cold buffet make-your-own-lunch every Wednesday, normally with enough spare for dinner if you wanted it
    - Christmas dinner party (3 course meal plus a certain amount of drink free)

    Additional for my team:
    - Several all-expenses-paid business class travel trips to San Diego per year
    - Work Macbook Pro
    - Work phone (we can decide which one) with a worldwide-use-permitted company mobile contract with EE

    Additional when I am in San Diego:
    - On-site GP / medical center
    - Several on-site work gyms
    - Company store that offers company merchandise and discounted tickets to attractions
    - Sometimes free baseball tickets
    Last edited: 22 Nov 2013
  13. estebanrey


    Joined: 8 Mar 2007

    Posts: 10,938

    We have duel screens at my place but only because they are too tight to upgrade our 4:3 monitors to widescreen ones.
  14. wingman


    Joined: 27 Dec 2011

    Posts: 5,202

    • Flexi time
    • No grief over starting at 10 and finishing at 4, so long as you get 150 hours in within the month
    • Can request to take holiday at short notice
    • Free wi-fi
    • Free tea & coffee
    • Dress down Fridays
    • Relaxed atmosphere
    • Free parking
    • Compare share purchase at discount
    • City wage, but the location is on the outskirts, which is ideal
  15. Jono

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,262

    Location: Northallerton/Harrogate

    I get given more work to do.
  16. wickfut


    Joined: 30 Sep 2013

    Posts: 623

    Location: Lancashire

    Does free entry into the local lapdancer bar count ?
  17. DJMK4


    Joined: 1 Dec 2004

    Posts: 21,939

    Location: S.Wales cardiff

    From my last job mid this year (this is what I walked away with)

    Free 80/20 Rated Fibre, but now have to pay £25 /mo for this, still a good deal considering its fast, reliable and non-commercial and no contract term

    Diamond Back Sortie Full Suspension Mountain Bike RRP £1,020

    This job so far (4 months in)

    Usual holiday package
    Bonus Schemes
    Plenty of overtime opportunities for extra money
    Mobile Phone
    i5 Dell Laptop
    another PC under my desk
    Dual monitors
    Pension, healthcare etc
    Gym at the office
    Free drink, usually food flying around also, and always have days where we have cakes, doughnuts available etc
    Dress down friday
    No internet restrictions
    No one really cares if you are a little late sometimes
    Last edited: 22 Nov 2013
  18. skippy2421

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,005

    Location: Peterborough

    Yes, yes it does as it is also one of mine lol. (Not an official perk, kinda ties in with the next one)
    Despite not being in the services I pretty much get military discount everywhere.
    Flexible approach to hours (as long as my stuff is done)
    Get to work with some amazing people and see things most wont.
    Bit of international travel with options to go out abroad for a couple years further along the career chain if I want.
    Cheap gym access
    Few other things like ms office professional (I think) for 15 quid or something and stuff like that.
  19. Gaygle


    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,277

    Location: East of England

    ha, you call those perks? We get free parking, a table tennis table and I get a choice of 3 mugs to have my tea in.

    Back of the net!
  20. starfighter


    Joined: 4 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,934

    Location: Manchester.

    Like you a games room, massages, free coffee and free home internet connection. Christmas and summer party, also the odd team outing occasionally, oh and a discounted canteen and free fresh OJ and fruit.