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    What are some perks that are unique to your job?

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    1. Company Parties, Concierge Service and More
    Genentech in San Francisco, Calif., has Friday night blowouts to offer its employees a chance to unwind and foster interaction. On-site daycare, a company store, on-site haircuts and a concierge service that can arrange children's birthday parties are some other advantages. If you're a high-ranking executive who feels you earned the private parking spot and spacious office, then this may not be the place for you because execs and employees are treated the same. This company was ranked No. 1 in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for 2006."


    2. No Bosses or Job Titles
    That's right. A stiff hierarchy is avoided at W.L. Gore & Associates out of Newark, Del., a company perhaps best known for making Gore-Tex fabrics, Elixir Guitar strings and Glide dental floss.


    3. Babysitter on Board
    On-site childcare with a "date night" option, on-site medical center -- S.C. Johnson in Racine, Wis., has several programs to ease the tug of work/family responsibilities. "Because it's a family-owned company, our programs really speak to family values," says S.C. Johnson's Petrell Ozbay. The on-site childcare center frequently takes pictures of the kids and e-mails them to the parents, and will watch children while parents go out on a "date." Summer hours, flexible schedules, telecommuting arrangements and an on-site recreational complex also help employees achieve work/life balance. And it's working, as evident in their paltry 2 percent employee turnover rate.


    4. Flaunt Your Faith
    Prayers frequently open meetings at HomeBanc Mortgage in Atlanta, Ga. If you've ever felt pressured to "hide your faith under a bushel," then this organization may be your place to shine.


    5. Picking Up the Grad School Tab
    Boston Consulting Group in Boston, Mass., will send you to graduate school to get your MBA and foot the bill! It's a great way to combat rising college costs and gain valuable work experience along the way.


    6. Complete Healthcare Coverage
    You read that right: get health insurance coverage for you and your dependents paid for by the Kimley-Horn & Associates engineering firm in Cary, N.C. This clearly bucks the trend of employers passing on ever-rising healthcare costs to employees. You also could be eligible for annual bonuses of up to 1 percent of your salary and a generously funded 401(k) retirement plan.


    7. Unlimited Sick Leave
    Yes! SAS Institute Software Developers, based in Cary, N.C., offers its employees unlimited sick leave. And that's only the beginning. Free health insurance, childcare for just $300 a month, an on-site medical facility and three weeks of vacation after one year.


    8. Altruism Pays
    Employees of Timberland, the boot and outdoor gear manufacturer in Stratham, N.H., gives employees who buy a hybrid car a $3000 credit and pays for up to 40 hours a year for community volunteer work.
    Source: http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/06...reat-job-perks

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    here are some things i can think of for now.

    1. free daycare with registered nurses and care assistant on site. so this means gugu can have as many kids as she wants and still go to work. ^_^
    2. we get discounts to almost every kind of business there is in town. from movie tickets to restaurants and flower shops. ^_^
    3. religious freedom, we even have a meditation room that employees can use at any time they need.
    4. we get free public transportation to anywhere in town. and there's always a shuttle, taxi, or car waiting if we ever need to get anywhere during work hours.
    5. paid education, if we want to go back to school the company pays for it. ^_^
    6. we used to have complete health care too, but in the last couple of years it's gone down to 20/80. with very good allowances on dental and eye care. i can purchase a coach or prada sunglass and get it reimbursed. ^_^

    there's more but i can't think of them all right now. if i do then i'll let you guys know. ^_^

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    5. Picking Up the Grad School Tab
    Boston Consulting Group in Boston, Mass., will send you to graduate school to get your MBA and foot the bill! It's a great way to combat rising college costs and gain valuable work experience along the way.
    a lot of companies will do this. and lots of ppl get their MBAs just to work at BCG! it's extremely hard to become a consultant for them without one.
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    Go work for Google. When it comes to perks, Google probably offers the most. Free lunch and dinner, dry cleaning, car wash, massage, haircut, and so forth. They are awesome, esp. if you just finished school. For the first time, you are eating well and earn lots of $$$. But after a few years, you realize you spend waaaaaay too much time at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pemberly View Post
    a lot of companies will do this. and lots of ppl get their MBAs just to work at BCG! it's extremely hard to become a consultant for them without one.
    Is this one of those places that pay for you to go to school full time contingent upon a future commitment or just pay for a part time degree while you work full time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkcser View Post
    Is this one of those places that pay for you to go to school full time contingent upon a future commitment or just pay for a part time degree while you work full time?
    the first. many places will only pay for part time AND you have to commit to staying with the company a certain amount of time after you graduate. like my company, they will pay a measly thou a year, and you have to sign on for an extra 3 years. pffft, F that.
    nytimes: Every hr you have 10 minutes where youíre not doing anything productive at work, & you canít look at porn. So you make a comment & fulfill this desire to show yourself off as a smarty-pants.

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