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Revealed at last: The most wanted office perks


By tvgnus   Follow   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 8:37pm PST   597 views   11 comments
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http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=22714

What motivates workers to stay with companies •  Being compensated well will always be a top consideration, but Nearly one-third of employers (32 percent) say that at least some of their top performers left their organizations in 2012 and 39 percent are concerned that theyll lose more top talent this year.

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CaptainShuddup   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 9:40pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (2)     Comment 1

It's all I consider, I usually interrupt the interviewer to let them know I'm not interested in perks. Because I've never seen a "PERK" that the Employee didn't damn well pay every penny for that benny or service. I just want to know how much it pays, that is the only benefit I'm interested in.

zzyzzx   Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:11pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 2

CaptainShuddup says

Because I've never seen a "PERK" that the Employee didn't damn well pay every penny for that benny or service. I just want to know how much it pays, that is the only benefit I'm interested in.

That and perks seem to go away over time. At least they did at Wells Fargo when I worked there. 401K, medical, dental, and vacation is all you really need.

Dan8267   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 1:36am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 3

Compensation and job security are most important. If a company offered you a contract guaranteeing employment for 30 year at $300,000 / yr in year 2010 dollars, any middle class person not close to retirement would take it even if there were no "perks" or benefits.

Compensation and job security are what really matters, and those are the two things that companies don't want to provide. Perks are just distractions to get people to forget about how bad the compensation and security is.

New Renter   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 1:44am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

Flexible schedules are a requirement for high density areas like the SFBA. The roads can' t handle the peak volumes as it is.

Philistine   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 9:47am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 5

Monthly birthday parties in the company mess hall where I can eat WalMart birthday cake with strangers from the warehouse

$5 Target gift cards for everybody at the holiday party

The holiday party is non-partner/spouse and bottomless Franzia

Handies from the fat HR lady on Wednesday's

Microwaves and fridges that haven't been cleaned since 1986

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 11:58am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 6

Yams.

Kevin   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 12:30pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

Dan8267 says

Compensation and job security are most important. If a company offered you a contract guaranteeing employment for 30 year at $300,000 / yr in year 2010 dollars, any middle class person not close to retirement would take it even if there were no "perks" or benefits.

Compensation and job security are what really matters, and those are the two things that companies don't want to provide. Perks are just distractions to get people to forget about how bad the compensation and security is.

I wouldn't take that offer.

Over a certain income threshold, it be comes about how much you enjoy the work rather than what you get paid.

Dan8267   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 12:49pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 8

Kevin says

Over a certain income threshold, it be comes about how much you enjoy the work rather than what you get paid.

If you make enough money, you can stop working for someone else and do the work you really want to the way you really want to.

Vicente   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 12:51pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 9

Philistine says

Microwaves and fridges that haven't been cleaned since 1986

Hey, we work in the same office!

elliemae   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 2:26pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 10

I would appreciate being treated like a professional, by a professional manager. Not someone who was promoted because he kisses ass.

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 3:07pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 11

I had a job for three weeks once and I just wanted to throw myself off the roof. How people put up with random strangers running most of their waking hours is beyond me.

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