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Old 03-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #11
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I'm switching careers from being a Methodist preacher (a surprisingly stressful and time consuming job- think 60-85 hours a week, 51 weeks a year if you get assigned to a struggling church) to becoming a public school teacher.

My wife teaches, and I'm subbing now and its going to be a tough job for just OK pay- but you work 186 days a year plus some continuing ed (a week or so) in the summer. Lots of time off, great hours, and you get to see your kids grow up (something I was missing out on in ministry.)

I'm pretty happy about the change.


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Old 03-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #12
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36 days personal and vacation time for the year
11 paid holidays
free cell phone service
Vested 403(b) with 12% employer contributions
fantastic health care. They cover 90%
Tuition grants for my kid at *any* degree granting institution in the country.

And I get my brain expanded daily by being able to chit-chat with some seriously smart research scientists.


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Old 03-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #13
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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!
sounds like my job
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #14
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I work a alternating three week schedule. The three weeks off at a time make it easy to brew and plan other activities. The actual job blows!!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #15
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sounds like my job
+2 plus I get brush up on my tig skills on stainless and aluminum.
+pension+457(b)+10 holidays+overtime. There are all kinds of other things that I will not mention.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #16
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I work at a smoked seafood company so I get to eat smoked salmon everyday for lunch.
it is great perk for the first year or two
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:12 PM   #17
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Any time one of our cheeses comes in damaged or goes out of date I get to try some. Plus there's stock options, 2 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick pay, 50% 401k matching up to a certain amount per check, paid holidays, prescription discounts, tuition reimbursement, phone plan discounts, etc. Too bad I'm leaving in a month to get a job in my field
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #18
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I used to run a project that had pilot sites across the country. I had no control over selecting the sites, but did have some influence on the travel schedule.

I can't believe my luck, it was uncanny! Seems like wherever I was, I had tickets for something.

Duke at UNC
Giants at Cubs (Bonds sat it out)
MNF Bucs home opener vs Bears
Phillies last game at the Vet (Mets?)
Dodgers at Padres
Behind home plate watching Clemens pitch spring training sitting next to Ronde Barber, just back of Peter Gammons.
Lakers at Jazz
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #19
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Im a deli clerk so i cant really think of anything thats a perk, unless you count getting yelled at because some ahole's sandwich meat is cut to a hair to thick
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #20
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Haha Glynn!! Well you guys do always cut it a bit on the thick side if we don't specifically tell you to cut it thin. I used to work in a deli as a teenager so I know it can be done without shredding the meat. You just gotta put some muscle into it! The way I avoided people bickering about this is to give them a sample and ask if that was okay before proceeding.

Btw, your perk would not be sitting at a desk 8 hours a day.


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