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Perks of the job.

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Undercoverbanana Thu 21-Jun-18 15:47:30

Do you have any?

I’m “busy” surviving yet another mind-bendingly boring afternoon in my Office Twat job when a tray of flapjacks came our way.

They are leftovers from the “Posh Offices” following a meeting and they are really good.

We park for free at the moment but we’re going to have to start paying soon.

What perks do you have?

thismeansnothing Thu 21-Jun-18 15:50:48

I work out of local leisure centres so get free swims/use of the gym. A decent perk if u like that kind of thing 😂

Undercoverbanana Thu 21-Jun-18 15:53:12

Wow!!!! That would so work for me!!!! I’m a regular swimmer and love classes at the gym.

IsAnyoneElseMissingCheese Thu 21-Jun-18 15:54:00

I get beer when it's gone out of date grin

Lindah1 Thu 21-Jun-18 15:58:56

I get free tea and biscuits, free lunch (really good) every day, swimming pool and gym at set times

CointreauVersial Thu 21-Jun-18 15:59:48

Hmmm....let me see.

Free parking - yes (but in the world's smallest carpark, so if you arrive after 8.15am you won't get a space).

Leftover cakes & sandwiches from meetings - YES - the FD's wife does the catering and she bakes like a dream.

Also, we get a case of wine at Christmas.

DH does far better on the company perks. He works for a cosmetics and fragrances company, and the freebies are great (for me, that is).

They finish at 3pm on summer Fridays.

AND they have a drinks trolley which comes round the office on the last Friday of every month, handing out G&T, beer, wine etc. How fabulously retro is that?!

TheQueenSnortsAvocados Thu 21-Jun-18 16:00:23

Super flexible. I can change my hours/work from home with very little warning.

DontDribbleOnTheCarpet Thu 21-Jun-18 16:01:02

I'm self employed and my husband is retired, so I get to set my own hours, steal all the stationery I want and cups of tea and snacks appear on my desk as if by magic!

MinaPaws Thu 21-Jun-18 16:01:58

@CointreauVersial - ooh, I want to work where your DH works. Sounds bliss.

DontDribbleOnTheCarpet Thu 21-Jun-18 16:07:37

When we met my husband had the best ever perk- free lobsters, prawns and langoustines. It was lovely. Then he changed jobs and just came home covered in concrete.
I miss the lobsters, but I've bought him a boat so he can go and catch me some more!

notactuallyamum1 Thu 21-Jun-18 16:27:05

I get a free ski pass in Winter and industry discounts on loads of goodies but I do work for a resort

student26 Thu 21-Jun-18 16:30:14

Used to work somewhere that gave us a free turkey at Christmas.

MsJuniper Thu 21-Jun-18 16:32:36

Free popcorn, tea & coffee

Product tastings (e.g. cake, wine)

Occasional invites to film previews/festivals/parties

Free cinema tickets

halfwitpicker Thu 21-Jun-18 16:32:47

Free food and drink leftover from conferences
10 summer Fridays i.e. the whole afternoon off, which basically means 5 days extra vacation
Can't work from home yet but slowly working on the boss....

Stripyhoglets1 Thu 21-Jun-18 16:33:30

Can work from home and flexi time. But it's public sector so no freebies obviously!

Stephisaur Thu 21-Jun-18 16:34:23

I work for my parents (small business, they own it) so I have pretty much any perk going!

Downside is being pregnant and working with my parents, who are trying to be over involved as I'm the youngest ;) DH (who also works here) is going mad!

happypotamus Thu 21-Jun-18 16:34:35

I work for the NHS, so no.

eyycarumba Thu 21-Jun-18 16:35:11

I used to work in insurance - massive discount for home goods direct from supplier. Got an american fridge/freezer for £130!

ttprw Thu 21-Jun-18 16:35:51

the queen
What do you do!?

jetsetter87 Thu 21-Jun-18 16:40:04

This isn't available to everyone in the company but once you reach a certain level you can have flexible working- choose your own shifts and work from home- fab for childcare
Free private medical insurance
All expenses paid Christmas bash
Regular exercise and fitness incentives (day out of the office to take part in a run/yoga)
Free coffee/tea/cold drinks-unlimited
Free onsite parking- but this again isn't for everyone and is based on length of service

There is actually a few more but don't want to out myself too much blush

EmmaStone Thu 21-Jun-18 16:41:55

My company's pretty good:

Monthly company drinks (with brilliant nibbles).

2 company do's a year

Possibility of annual bonus

Very flexible and understanding of family commitments (I work from home one day a week)

1 'company' day a year (effectively meaning an extra day's holiday)

Loving the sound of these short Fridays though (although I don't work Fridays, so wouldn't affect me I suppose).

OddestSock Thu 21-Jun-18 16:42:56

I get very cheap flights, travel industry rates at hotels around the world, discounts with various large companies, am relatively well paid for what I do, a generous annual leave allowance, performance pay, a small-ish annual bonus. The perks are what keep me there to be honest.

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Thu 21-Jun-18 16:45:15

All school holidays off?

BlondeSea Thu 21-Jun-18 16:47:02

We have breakfast provided- can have a full cooked breakfast or cereal/ toast.

If we are working late dinner is provided- there's always a menu and a choice and a couple of courses.

Free parking.

Summer party with food and drink paid for.

littlemissalwaystired Thu 21-Jun-18 16:47:05

Another NHS person here, so nope. Free hot drinks, but only if you can find enough time to actually drink them.

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