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Old 03-25-2013, 05:30 PM   #21
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My company operates in a Results Only Work Environment (ROWE)
Awesome! I've never heard of that term specifically, but there is a lot to be said for being able to complete your assignments as you see fit as long as they are done correctly and timely.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #22
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I manage a truck and equipment business. When we get oddball packages in I can sometimes snag some sweet equipment really cheap. I got a Lincoln Powermig 255 for $150 a few months back. I also can throw my dealer plate on any truck I want to drive so I can keep the miles off my personal truck. My company covers all of my expenses when I'm traveling to look at equipment, been all over the country. I have freedom to use our equipment and trailers as needed.

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #23
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A lot of items listed above are not fringe benefits but actual benefits.

I used to work in a Research and Development center. I had unlimited access to any metal I wanted, tools, welders, mills, lathes, metal brakes, and hardware. It was a dream. Left for a higher salary advancing my career but I loved having access to those tools then.

Current position would be ability to come and go when I please to an extent. I get to see new technology in my field when it comes out and is introduced, and access to a lot of computer programs.

The fact I love what I do and the people I work with are all awesome is great as well.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #24
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Food service industry: I can haul off a ton of ice whenever I need it. Makes for quick cooling times on the brew day.

Yep, that's about it. I get to eat smoked salmon whenever I want, too, I suppose. Mmm.

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #25
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I work in the inner harbor and I have a full-time parking pass for our private lot, so (if I actually wanted to be here on my days off) I could walk around the harbor and not have to pay for downtown city parking

Also, I work with kids. I get to climb on a jungle gym any time I want and call it "research"
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:11 PM   #26
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Awesome! I've never heard of that term specifically, but there is a lot to be said for being able to complete your assignments as you see fit as long as they are done correctly and timely.
It's awesome. You technically get unlimited vacation/sick time because you don't really keep track of hours. We transitioned almost two years ago, and it's been a life-changer. There are tons of ripple effects like we don't have to pay for before and after care for our daughter because I can be home to get her on the bus and when she gets home. Two summers ago, I worked from my family's place on Lake Erie for a month. We're a nonprofit, so I don't get paid that much, but stuff like this makes it very hard to leave.

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #27
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HS Biology Teacher -

-Summers off, weekends and holidays for brewing
-Get to check HBT during free period and lunch
-Get to teach students about yeast, respiration and alcoholic fermentation
*** I even do a lab with my College Credit students where we use the mashing process to discuss enzymes, starch conversion and the effects of temperature on the process - Makes the lower level of the school smell like "brewing." Hopefully tour a brewery next year - one will be finished in our area.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #28
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my organization throws several events each week, and the catering staff bring the untouched left-overs to the lunch room... so i have free (and tasty!) lunch provided for me 2-3 times a week. sometimes there is so much i can bring some home, so SWMBO and i get a night off from cooking.

i have to travel to NYC about once a month, on days of my choosing, so i can line that up with a concert, tap take-over, exhibition, etc.

i have my own office and my supervisor is in another city so as long as i get my work done, i can spend a lot of time on HBT
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:32 PM   #29
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Well I do not work. But the wife is getting tired of seeing my mug all day so I guess we are starting a LHBS. Hehe get to brew and drink at work

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #30
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I work in the inner harbor and I have a full-time parking pass for our private lot, so (if I actually wanted to be here on my days off) I could walk around the harbor and not have to pay for downtown city parking

Also, I work with kids. I get to climb on a jungle gym any time I want and call it "research"
I work at a hotel right in the inner harbor. I pay for my pass but it does come in handy when going out DT. As a hotel employee I can travel pretty cheap which is nice. I went to a gorgeous resort in Phuket Thailand for $84 a night. Anyone else would be paying $300+.

 
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