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Old 03-25-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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I spend a lot (too much) of my free time on HBT, and I enjoy reading about what people are into outside of brewing. Some of you guys and gals have pretty cool jobs. There are people that have access to really cool equipment or even coworkers with expertise in interesting fields.

So, I started thinking, what are some of the things you consider to be fringe benefits of your job. They could be explicitly offered to you, or just an implied benefit. They don't necessarily have to be brewing related.

Please post up some of the things that you like the most about your job separate from your salary, actual job duties, etc. I'd like to keep this positive. In other words, please don't start complaining about whether people should or should not have these benefits. This isn't a debate. It's just a way to share the neat things that we encounter through our work.


Mine is this: I'm a teacher at a Technical High School. Today we got about 5 inches of snow and schools are closed. So, I am sitting on my couch, drinking coffee and watching robots with my little boy. I'll use the day to play in the garage and work on my brew rig that I am just starting to build. Also, since I work in at a "Tech High," I have access to a master electrician, an auto repair guy, an engineer, nurses, a print shop, etc. I really dig having those guys to bounce ideas off when I want to.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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28 days personal and vacation time for the year
9 paid holidays
22% off cell phone service
Vested employer accumulating pension
Vested 401k with matching employer contributions
$2000 bonus if we bring in a new high level employee
100% paid college classes if it pertains to furthering our career
I get to play on the internet
Sometimes, we get free breakfast or lunch
I can use the company UPS account to ship beer
Free boxes and stuffing material to pack the beer

Everything else about it sucks though Trust me, the bad outweighs the good. I've become too comfortable to look for another job... But I should!!

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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I do very little and get to read this website during the day and get paid a bucket-load of money!

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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EMS = Earn Money Sleeping.

Then again, when I do work, it usually means someone is having a REALLY bad day...
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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After 5 years my pension is mine. No one can touch it. I don't have to contribute anything to it. When I retire it will give me $8,000 a month. Thinking of changing fields and getting another pension. Retirement looks awesome for me.

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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Eye & DPB,

Care to give your occupations? You don't have to specifically name an employer.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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Eye & DPB,

Care to give your occupations? You don't have to specifically name an employer.
Office/Clerical/Operations/Finance

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #8
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Seven Nights on and seven nights off.
Four weeks vacation.
No bosses around!!!
And like Brewmcq ... when I'm having a busy night, someone else is having a REALLY bad night! (hospital)

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #9
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My company operates in a Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), which means that it doesn't matter where or when I work, as long as I'm getting my work done and meeting my results.

This means I can brew beer during the week while the wife and kids are out, while still technically "working."

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:02 PM   #10
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I have a shop full of stainless steel welders that will weld up what I need done on their off time. Cheap. (12 pack of beer)
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