Every. Single. Time.
By - slutella1
The one that always gets me is when they list "perks" as things they're required to provide by law (in the case of where I live, the minimum level of superannuation, paid annual leave etc). Those aren't "perks". That's the bare minimum. It's what every other employer has to provide as well.
"We are proud to provide the bare minimum needed to be in compliance with state and federal law!"
Even high wage jobs do this shit all of the time.
"But look at all the bean bag chairs!"
I'm at an age where I'm only getting out of a beam bag chair if I roll my entire body onto the floor and get up from the ground. Super relaxing and fun to do in business casual slacks!
look if they give me the opportunity to roll around on the ground at work i'm absolutely seizing it, the dirt is where i belong
p i n g p o n g t a b l e t h o
And every where I’ve worked, it’s only the foreign visa engineers that use it
Shipping guys where I worked. Then they moved it to the other end of the building.
“Or the vending machines that sell artisanal sour dough bread and miso soup”
For real or when "overtime" is a perk, yes truly the opportunity to be nagged at by my boss about working "the bare minimum" is a great perk
Sad part is that due to the dogshit compensation lots of places offer, that OT is definitely a perk for the mom or dad who has a few kids at home
Yep. OT options at a single workplace might well be better than having to work three or four separate jobs, if only for convenience.
Still shite overall.
sadly, paid overtime or at least an overtime account to get they back, is a huge perk.
it feels like a perk because making time and a half actually brings you closer to the real value of your work to them. if it wasn't worth paying someone 1.5x their normal wage for the same work they wouldn't allow overtime
Salary is not all of employment costs - there are cases that make overtime cheaper than hiring someone: if you take into account onboarding time/cost, workstation, additional paperwork, communication overhead etc. (all things that are already covered when someone is employed), it may as well cost less to pay someone extra to get more work done, compared to hiring another person - a case mostly in office jobs.
My company they introduced a overtime and out of hours working policy for everyone which was better than we had (in IT) so yea! We thought until our CIO decided we had to have a specific one because apparently screw you, no overtime pay.
Yeah my manager is the same. She promised my co-worker that she wouldn't change her hours and would make a mention of it in her file for the next manager, like she was such a kind person.
In my country, if you work 13 weeks always at certain times, no boss is allowed to change that without your consent. She was working those hours for twelve years
That or just perks that are incredibly underwhelming for the role. I saw a company recently that was boasting about their great work/life balance and proudly listing 7 days of PTO as a perk. For comparison, at my current company in a similar position but slightly lower level of seniority, I get *5 weeks*.
In the United States for office jobs were usually given 10 days PTO as the entry level amount. Once you’ve been at the same job for a few years maybe it expands to 15 days. So you’re allowed to travel or relax 2 weeks out of the year, maybe 3 if you’re loyal. Our culture is so fucked. People actually brag about never taking vacations or worse feel guilty about taking any PTO.
“I can’t take time off. No one else can do this when I’m gone.”
Sounds like it’s pay raise time.
But really the company would rather lose money than pay more or hire more.
My first job out of college basically did that. It was 10 days, but you got 15 once you reached your 10 year anniversary. A lot of the older employees tended to be lifers there, but the younger ones saw it as a step to something better
Too many people here brag about working 50-60 hour weeks and expect admiration for it. "And I haven't taken a vacation in years!" No dude, I feel terrible for you. I feel like North American work culture is pathetically submissive.
North Americans in general are pathetically submissive.
So where I work at, the lowest of the low full time employees get eight hours every pay period - more the longer they are there or if they are an executive but really it's not that much more so it's somewhat fair. I think the most it ever maxes out is 11 hours per pay period and it doesn't take that long to get there.
So the department I was in previously, the manager had this really shitty policy where only ONE person per section could be on PTO at a time and honestly we could have let 2-3 people off but you don't want to plan or account for that.
A year and a half later I finally started using a decent amount of my PTO.
Just like minimum wage.
My favorite is when US employers list healthcare as a "benefit" when that's just a basic standard in most other countries
My last job was all excited about revealing the newest perk, we could now donate our (10 total days of) PTO to fellow employees who got sick or had a family emergency and ran out of their own PTO. Yay!
Lol! The nerve.
My old workplace included the legally required pension (minimum employer contribution) and mandatory leave (20 days!) as perks.
They realised this was too short and added free parking, they are located on a shit industrial estate and all staff have to park on the public road with several staff having their cars damaged or broken into.
Ah yes, working in an industrial estate. I worked in one that did a bait and switch with parking where they did a bunch of construction work to create parking spaces. 6 months later, the ticketing machines appeared.
The other issue I've found in those locations is food options are limited, and those options know they have a "captive market". In some cases they can be even more expensive than buying lunch in the city.
I had a recruiter proudly tell me their vacation policy as 10 days while those who are directors and above get unlimited PTO. They also offered $1000 off plastic surgery. I had to hold back my laughter after that.
I had a recruiter respond to my expected salarry figure with "Well, they can only do (20k less than my number) but they have fantastic views of the river". Like I can pay my rent with that...
I turn it around on them. They like to bitch about people not showing up and not wanting to work. So when they ask me why I should hire them, I tell them because I'll show up and do work.
> They like to bitch about people not showing up and not wanting to work
One question I get a lot in interviews is "why do you want to work here?". It's interesting on a few levels, firstly because I do mostly contract work so I have zero interest or investment in their "culture". It's about the money.
The second issue is so few employers make any attempt at making themselves a compelling employer of choice. Maybe it's a reflection of the type of work I do (IT), but I see posts on Linkedin about the welcoming activites put on for new employees and I've never had anything even close to that in any of my roles. The closest I can recall was a welcoming lunch that was delayed several times, and held at some cheap restaurant cause everyone was underpaid.
I'm usually pretty honest about it. I honestly don't want to work for a company that tries to shove a fake, bullshit attitude down your throat. I want to work here for the same reason the company exists. To make a living.
I've found the corporate culture stuff they go on about is so cookie cutter and generic, there's very little difference of it between companies. Again, they're not really making themselves stand out from the pack.
The other thing I've noticed is the more they harp on about their "culture", I find, the larger the gap is in the reality. Again, this may be some weirdo thing about IT departments, but there's been very little difference between the ones I've worked at in terms of culture, regardless of how different the overarching organisational culture claims to be.
It is a lack of follow-through from management. It is all good until it comes time to slice into the bottom line just a bit. Efficiency programs like Six Sigma and TPM, 5S (or whatever it is called) aren't put into practice because it costs a bit. Accountability becomes the blame game. People get complacent.
I'll give every company a shot. If I appreciate their values, I'll play the game until I see it is bullshit.
Meanwhile they micromanage the shit out of you and throw a huge fit whenever you need to call in sick.
Where do you live where companies have to provide you with any perks by law? In the U.S., it varies subtly from state to state, but for the most part, the really basic requirements include taking $$ for social security, health insurance, unemployment insurance, sick leave. Other than that, no requirement for vacation, retirement (although most have retirement options since it's considered standard), etc.
Australia. And they're not "perks". These are the minimum items that employers are bound to provide by law ("national employment standards"). They include items like 4 weeks of annual leave, paid sick leave, etc. Of course there's always loopholes.
These standards don't apply to those in "casual" employment, which is a form of employment that has an increasing share of the market and is more aligned with the US experience - you're essentially disposable. No paid leave of any sort, no to little notice for termination. Reduced protections.
Ayyy another Aussie on this sub. Casualisation of the workforce is one of the biggest rising in Australia that isn't talked about enough.
For anyone considering coming to Australia, you're going to have an extremely tough time finding a stable full time job here. They're very tough to obtain. It took me 3.6 years after graduating to finally land one and if it weren't for Covid, I would have left the country over a year ago.
Good luck getting anything solid without knowing anybody. The who you know mentality is really prevalent here.
The casualisation thing can be especially insidious if you're working in a job not covered by an award. There's basically no floor in terms of conditions or income apart from the minimum wage. I've seen some contract roles (which get classed as casual by the ATO) have an effective hourly rate lower than a compariable perm role (after taking into account paid leave, etc).
The only real viable avenue left for a fulltime role with a relatively low risk of being kicked out is government. But even that isn't as secure as it was historically and has its own issues. And you're right, it's very much about "who you know" which is a bit annoying.
>And you're right, it's very much about "who you know" which is a bit annoying.
That was never more apparent when I got a contract to broadcast the Australian Open. I'm on a team that's meant to be a training ground for future camera operators and broadcasters. Most of the team (of about 30) only have a role in the first place because they're somebody's kid or somebody's friend. It wasn't til my 3rd year that it became apparent I'm the exception to how everyone else got the role.
It defeats the purpose of a training ground when you're just giving whoever's kid something to do, but nepotism is going to nepotism.
Yes you're also correct about Govt, but even then the only realistic way to move up is by having a friend. Nepotism and Cronyism is a huge understated problem in Australia, and it's hard to talk about because it's so normalised that no one even bats an eye to it.
\>mfw American and never get any of those things.
Like when when a new car advertises power windows and ABS as features.
I just started a new job where they said you get to go home early on summer Fridays. Turns out you have to make up the time previously during the week, get it approved by your manager and team, and if by any chance anything comes up on Friday that they won't be able to handle without you, you will have to stay behind regardless.
I had something similar for a few years. It wasn't worth the hassle of trying to make up the time in advance, so I just worked my normal day. Unsurprisingly, so did everyone else.
My previous company has summer half day Fridays (as long as you got your work done). I never got to take it. My manager would dump “emergency” projects on us as she walked out the door at noon. Every single week. We all hated her.
We have all been there, and I get you’ve probably said this before but just- Fuck her and those shitty practices. If the project was such an emergency, she shouldn’t be able to leave at noon either, so I guess either her weekend is ruined or nobodies is
Seriously I’d pester her with questions to ruin her afternoon and if she doesn’t answer, time to message her boss and let them know who wasn’t available for support.
Oh yeah and it was always “we’re losing a day” and “I have plans” and “you have responsibility’s” “I’ll be wrong. From home all weekend too....but I’m also traveling”
There should definitely be a clause that if you're a manager, you only get the half day if a majority or all of your team does
Lol same. It still adds up to a 40 hour work-week, but with 9 hours a day M-Th and then a half day on Friday.
This is such shitty leadership. It happens so often I’m more surprised when summer fridays are a real thing that happen. I take my summer fridays and honestly have been taking half day fridays since Covid last summer all the way to this summer with no hassle. My girlfriends company just gave them summer fridays last week and has taken both away with emergency work so far. Fuck any company and manager that can’t manage their employees efficiently enough for them to take advantage of a perk given to their workers.
Yeah I had proper summer Fridays in previous employment - you just leave early. I was incredibly disappointed when I heard about this. It's being advertised as a perk when it's actually... a scam.
I worked somewhere with a solid plan for summer Fridays that ended up just not working out for everyone. You could choose to either take a half day every Friday or have every other Friday completely off. Sounds great in theory.
I started off doing the half days, and I think the first two I ended up leaving maybe an hour or two early because stuff happens when you're at work. So I switched to every other Friday off, so I wouldn't even have to think about it. Then I found myself working late Thursday so that people weren't left with extra shit on Friday or so I wouldn't get any calls.
It definitely has to be a "we're all off or none of us" thing
This effin bullshit was called "flex hours" at my previous job. Needless to say, the chumps thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread 🤦🏻♂️
They really like patting themselves on the back for mediocre bullshit
We have a summer one but they just deduct a day’s pay for however many weeks you do it.
"What you do you mean Pizza Friday isn't enough? What's this non-sense about humane wage?"
We were already grouchy, and then the daily supply of snacks stopped. After that, on the weekend, the coffee machine broke.
Huge turnover by the end of the year.
To be fair, I would gladly have a Pizza Friday in place of Free Fruit Monday.
If I didn't get free fruit everyday I'd take that as a red flag. Aaaaah living in a nation with worker's rights!
Sigh…. My manager only ever brought us pork fat chips because those were HIS favourite and he’d be the only one to eat it.
Same amount of carbs.
The grocery store I work at did this through the beginning of the pandemic/last summer. Free pizza (or sometimes just bread and butter) on Fridays. Except it’s a grocery store, not everybody works Fridays, and we can’t really choose what days to work. So instead of hazard pay I got pizza, but only if I was lucky.
The last place I worked at made a big deal about how they would provide lunch for the employees if they didn't have anything. They ignored the fact that they underpaid and overworked us to the point we would have to clockniut and keep working. One day I overheard our district manager telling my store manager that he needed to make sure there were lunch supplies in the breakroom as we had some corporate team coming in to check "store morale." He told him to buy top ramen packs for us, specifically told him to get the shrimp flavor because "it's the nastiest flavor." Mind you there wasn't anyway to prepare it in our breakroom, apparently buying a microwave would bankrupt the company. They also made sure to schedule off all the malcontents that worked there (myself included) so we couldn't say anything bad about the store.
Pizza Friday = 2 medium cheese pizzas per 10 employees.
I would seriously sign papers to opt out of every single culture BS thing my company has in exchange for a guaranteed cost of living/inflation raise every year.
Don’t care about yoga and snacks and lunches snd happy hours and clubs.
HR would say “WestFast” is not a team player.
“We work hard and we play hard. We’re a family so it’s not about the paycheck”
It's like all CEOs and HR departments binge watched Fast and Furious series, with all that "family" bullshit they spout.
I work in a call center, zero interaction with customers. Must wear button-down, long sleeve shirt and dress pants.
I travel a lot, but also visit satellite sites. I'm allowed to wear anything I like, so long as I don't have offensive slogans on them.
I worked at a company that had call centers with a similar dress policy. Air conditioning broke down one summer. After weeks of this they finally relented and allowed call center staff to wear shorts and tshirts.
Is it JPMorgan Chase?
When I worked at a call center we had to dress up, jeans and less formal clothing were allowed on Fridays and weekends and it was used as a reward but it was given out so often so hard to keep track I could have probably worn jeans every day and got away with it.
However, those who worked face to face...were allowed to do it all the time. Didn't seem fair since we never saw people face to face and we were in a stressful line of business - collections.
The years before I started people were allowed to wear jeans all summer long, the year I started it was summer and nope.
Nope. It's a Durable Medical Equipment company. I call people, and schedule their appointments to pick up their equipment.
This might be due to rules the office building has set up (if you share building with other companies) - there are some that enforce some minimum dress code on companies that are placed there; mostly for image reasons - some companies will be more happy to rent an office in building that makes sure there'll be little to no people moving around (lobby, in front of a building etc) in casual clothing.
Nope, no other companies. Just ours.
“Our CEO is so down to earth, he wears jeans all the time instead of pants!”
“Cool can the people working at a call center who the customer can’t even see wear jeans?”
“No it’s unprofessional.”
Favourite is webinars.
Like please stop paying insane amounts to these random speakers with generic meaningless content....I could literally watch this on YouTube for free.
Why are you guys paying $1000s of dollars for these webinars.
Do you feel inspired? Lol.
Our most recent "Wellness Webinar" had a picture of a person jumping off a cliff into a lake. I like to focus on the "jumping off a cliff" part.
My school tried to get all the students inspired by making us feel bad for the speaker. It did nothing every time.
You get someone inspired by hitting their emotions hard enough that they want to do something. Hit them too hard and they won't do anything. And it shouldn't always be about the speaker or saying canned inspirational quotes; sometimes you have to get personal with your speech and sometimes have to say positive stuff about the person. People will more likely get inspired from making it about them.
Same. Like yes, *please* take me out of my advanced calculus class so we can be behind everyone else and force me to listen to content that not only bores the life out of me, but also triggers my PTSD with no way to leave and then force me to go to a class where I have to do public speaking in a language I barely know while I'm in the middle of a flashback. Appreciate it. So inspired... to kill myself.
I'm so glad I don't have to deal with that anymore. The amount of "I was going to kill myself but then-" speeches they had was appalling.
Something about the word 'webinar' just makes me want to break stuff
ITS JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU DONT WANNA WAKE UP
As if most seminars weren't bad enough
Or free ones that require you to sign up for some reason. Zoom's not gonna run out of bandwidth while you read off your BuzzFeed article about 5 things that'll revolutionize my SEO, Karen. And even if it did, you can post the VOD later. Just grow up and tell people they're signing up for your spam list.
Hm I dunno about that. Sure, it sucks if it's the only perk you have or everything else sucks, but we have weekly/biweekly tech talks as part of our perks and I really enjoy them to be honest.
Would you rather just get the cash value of the webinar and watch a YouTube video?
Go on youtube & look at 6 different videos for resetting a rear derailleur on a bicycle.
You'll get 6 different methods using 6 different derailleurs. 3 of them will contain bad advice. 5 of them will gloss over the non-obvious parts anyway.
And the only one so good its an industry standard? Their videos are all about selling their line of tools you still have to have outside knowledge so you don't spend more than the value of the part your fixing to fix on overpriced redundant tools. They still only explain one model-year at a time in detail & you can't find their tutorials based on 10 year old tech anymore.
...SO yeah, if someone with a budget in the millions is footing the bill to make sure I'm getting the best education on a subject & saving me hours of shifting through bad advice, I'll take it.
I'll use the same vocab all my peers used. Have the same baseline knowledge so I know what their limitations & skills are.
People don't become mechanics or engineers or software developers because they watched YouTube videos.
How could you?
My God, you're right. They... They do it by... GOING TO SCHOOL.
A webinar is literally a youtube video, bud. You're not learning anything of value and if they took 10 minutes to look, they'd save tons of money by just *finding* the industry standard. Also... training videos? Your training should not be done via webinar.
Grow up. Companies implement new technology & nobodies sending you back to school for six hours of material.
Good luck convincing the world that you know everything because you saw it on youtube.
You should *definitely* go back to school because it really seems like you can't read? I didn't say any of that? I said that all those jobs you mentioned don't learn from webinars, they learn from experience and schooling. Webinars are *not* a good way to learn things. It's a good way to confuse the shit out of your workers, though. You know what's more effective? Actually teaching them. Having somebody actually come in. Having them do an *actual* course, especially if it's... ya know... a whole ass software? You can't learn whole engineering, software development, or other complex concepts from a webinar. Maybe you can learn a simple thing, but, again, at that point, just find the relevant youtube video or training video and have your workers watch it. It's not that complicated.
Really not sure why you're so defensive about this? Did you spend 50k on a webinar none of your employees cared about recently? Otherwise, I really think *you* need to "grow up." It's rude, unprofessional, and just plain unsavory to act this way toward other people.
> Maybe you can learn a simple thing
Right. This is why I chose the simple, commonly understood example of fixing a bicycle. Webinars have a purpose which is different than youtube, if your employer is paying for it. See? Staying on topic is not hard.
All the rest of this is just bullshit. Especially the gaslighting. Find another outlet.
No, I wouldn't, because it's offered as part of a really nice package and compensation plan, which is how it should be offered. Again, it doesn't make up for a bad salary or a toxic work environment, but it is personally a perk that I enjoy, and it allows me to learn about topics I wouldn't have learned about on my own and then discuss them with the other people on my team.
I think this kind of perk is called "training budget" - I had that at one company: annual limit to spend on my own accord for books, conferences, webinars, software to try out etc. Quite nice perk to have overall.
One issue with "just watch a YouTube video" (as long as we're talking about actual training, and not some wellness bullshit or mandatory compliance training) is keeping team knowledge/skillset uniform in that area - if you make it into a talk/webinar, you can both track who was present (to help absent people catch up), and safely assume people will have at least general idea what that talk was all about. If you send a team to X course, it's to get them all be able to work with X and have similar idea what X is and how it's supposed to be used.
Most perks are taxable deductions anway
Damn you guys got jeans? We lost an hours pay on Friday
I used to work in a shitty help desk job for a big government contract and every month or so they would do a sort of work "party" with ice cream, cake, some shitty door prizes and the like. They'd do it on Friday and encourage us to take a break and come over and enjoy ourselves. What they didn't make clear - you had to clock out when you did (just like how we had to clock out to go on **bathroom breaks**). That place fucking sucked.
4 months in I had near perfect QA scores and reviews and the wanted to "promote" me to the SCIF where I'd just work with the higher ranked people. It didn't pay any more but I would get to work in a tiny 8x12 dungeon with zero windows, a shitty fluorescent light and 12 computers (and therefore 11 other people) crammed in together. I declined and left shortly after.
Definitely don't have proof and that job paid $10/hr. It's not worth it to bother.
you don't need proof, just get a few other employees to corroborate your story and take it up with your city, county, or state's Labor Board.
They'll open a case and contact everyone for you and the employer will be requested to submit a response.
edit: your time card showing clock-ins and outs for very brief breaks throughout the day would be a pretty big hole in their story. as well as the time cards of your corroborators. Also, in my state (CA) usually violating worker's rights nets you 3x the amount owed as a penalty to the business.
My company did a survey about “summer hours”, changed our attendance policy but still has not implemented any of it. Had a meeting the other day stating they were still trying to work out everything but that summer hours will only be for summer.
By the time they work out the details it will be august….
one of the reasons i choose to work as a freelancer, no pants day everyday
In an office, you get no pants day on your last day, or the other way around.
It's so insulting when I see them hype up their ping pong table as if that can make up for not offering affordable healthcare coverage.
this is hilarious. my company just hired a "happiness officer" and they keep wanting us to go to happiness seminars, keep gratitude journals, etc.
you know what would make us all happier? less work and more time off.
My company had an employee experience manager. She got terminated. It was funny because she could have just stayed as a tech writer instead of lobbying for that position.
All work and no time off makes Jack a dull boy
We have a Fun Committee
They’re lucky - at an old, atrociousness company I worked for they TOOK AWAY our casual Fridays and made us pay for water and sodas (that clients were offered). Never had snacks of any kind (that would have blown our minds). Place was a nightmare.
But you must pay $5 for jean Fridays. It goes to charity.
My company does this as well. The super messed up part is our CEO is on the board of the charity complete with annual stipend. So it’s literally “Pay your boss’s boss to wear jeans on Fridays.”
Turned in my notice recently to start my own company.
I've worked for enough shitty department stores that would have annual charity drives. They'd want 100% participation and would bully people who refused to give. They weren't asking for a one time donation either, they wanted a weekly donation straight off our check. Once during a rollout "huddle" when the bosses were going on about how great it was I asked why we should donate to a charity for the company to use as a tax write off. The boss told me the company provided my job so I owed it to them.
This was my private school 😅 maybe why I don’t subscribe to this bs now that I’m working
My favorite is when they list "free coffee" under perks.
YSK… in the US, office and professional workers can form or join a union. With a union, the company by law has to bargain in good faith. You’ll probably get much more in a union workplace. And once there is a contract in place, they must abide by the contract.
For more information the …National Labor Relations Board:
We're organizing at my university! We need more unions in the US. Our wages have dropped drastically since employers passed right-to-work laws that stopped people from being required to pay dues in workplaces governed by collective bargaining. We need to organize anywhere we can across the country (and the world) to reclaim our rights and build humane workplaces.
*Jeff Bezos would like to know your location for an incoming drone strike*
My favorite, and current situation:
1. Get headhunted by company I want to work for
1. Open talks, make clear that I will only take a remote position
1. They confirm it's remote
1. Interviews, interviews, interviews
1. They make offer, does not explicitly specify remote *in the long-term*
1. I clarify in writing that I will only take remote position
1. They confirm in writing that the offer is for a remote position
1. Receive offer
1. Accept second offer
1. 3 weeks later they're talking about "getting back to normal"
What the fuck, dude. I have zero problems leaving. I can afford it, I have prospects. But that's a lot of time and work and anxiety spent just getting the job, and then within a month they want to play fucking games.
It's amazing how many employers think they can play games. I interviewed for a role that had a fairly exotic combination of skillset requirements, but fortunately I had used the most of the same products before in a former job. They got hung up on me talking negatively about one of the products, even though I did say "maybe it was because I only saw bad implementations". They said they were going to "consider their options". Fine, whatever.
I get another job, and these clowns come circling around a month later, saying "the team wants to talk". Sorry, you had your chance. You wanted to play games, you lost. To put some context around how stupid their games were, the core product for their requirements is only used by a few organisations where I live, so I'd say maybe 20 or 30 people in my city would have a good combination of experience for the role. I've seen contract roles in other cities for that same core product offer up to $120/hour.
> I interviewed for a role that had a fairly exotic combination of skillset requirements
My same scenario. I'm very good at my job, and I am flexible. I do have a specialization that helps me greatly with some roles, and is irrelevant in others. So when they want me for it, they really want me. When I find that great fit where I can be at my best, It makes walking away a more difficult decision, but I'm not afraid of making difficult decisions.
> I get another job, and these clowns come circling around a month later, saying "the team wants to talk".
Fuck them, I'd quit without notice for this situation. They deserve it.
If/when the rumblings turn into actual requirements, I'll refuse to do so. I'll report in daily, remote on the laptop they sent to my home, and find another job. Let them fire me in the process. As will other members of my team.
Not sure if it's ultimately gonna come to that though.
Good luck with whatever happens.
Thank you. It's no fun, but since the majority of my dept is on the same page as me, I don't think it'll get drastic.
But if it does... Well, I have been saving like crazy, and I have a decent couch. It's all good.
We bought everyone a pizza! That's right. One pizza. Squabble over it you fools.
Good thing it's a PARTY cut.
You guys get chips?
I work in grocery, we just had our 5% discount taken away unless we spend over $25. HR asking our opinion on perks is such an alien concept to me.
It’s the CEO who doesn’t want you to have a high salary, flexibility and more vacation
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HR: What sort of perks would make
your life better here?
Me: Higher salary, flexibility, more
HR: lmao here's some potato chips
and permission to wear jeans on
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To be fair, potato chips and not having to wear a skirt would make me happy.
Right to wear jeans on Friday - but only on every other mandatory zoom meeting.
This is basically the amazon cry closets
Only one bag of chips per week please
I love this post. It highlights something so critically important for organizations to understand - first, people know the law now and there’s no more BS’ing the employee base (generally) and to have engagement, the answer is simple, compensate people fairly for their work. It seems so simple.
Sadly, for some businesses, they are so focused on profit margins, they lose sight of who is ensuring the work gets done. Next time, ask HR what work goes into the compensation analysis and when do they do these market checks. Finally, don’t take the fluffy answers and just shake your head and talk about it with your coworkers. Get together and say something. Submit anonymous feedback … you can say what you want with ensuring you do it respectfully. Chances are, HR has already said what you’re saying but without people asking for change (respectfully), HR is only offering their opinion without backup. They need data.
The hseQhr Team
I had a manager ask me if I worked for the company or if I worked for the state after telling her she was breaking the law by not paying me for my overtime.
My company gave us 8 hours of PTO for valentine's day, super random, they don't usually give out anything for V-Day but wanted to give us a boost of morale I guess.
But the extra 8 hours weren't coded as PTO, it was listed as a different name (can't remember what it was). 1.5 months later we switched to a different payroll company & NONE of that 8hrs transferred over for those who hadn't used it yet (me included). When I ask HR about it, basically they don't care & I'm shit out of luck.
You can get a higher salary by switching jobs
“Permission to wear jeans”
That just kills me. Fuck off with that shit 😂
Oh believe me working as a male doesn’t come with six figures either
It’s easier to advance. It cannot be denied. Old boys clubs exist and so does discrimination
You must be dehydrated. Have a glass of water.
I don’t accept drinks from neck beards
You must've bumped your head, would you like some water or perhaps an ice pack?