RE: a question about "atmospheric" benefits

Subject: RE: a question about "atmospheric" benefits
From: Robert -dot- Partridge -at- MONDEX -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 13:36:39 -0000

>From my point of view, these are all things I would
consider when choosing whether to work at a company,
but they are not the first thing I would consider.
Atmosphere is but one part of the equation. To be
sure, I would favour a place that had a good working
environment at a company that valued its employees
enough not to constrain them into suits, paying for
coffee, making them work far in excess of their
contracted hours, etc. Given a choice between company
A offering the same salary as company B, but A
having a more relaxed attitude to its staff than B,
I'd choose A every time. However, if B offers more
money, I might consider it... Thus speaks a true
contractor!

So, in answer to your post, none of them would compensate
for lower pay. I would pretty much expect any job to include
some of those fringe benefits (free lunches are a rarity in my
experience).

anonfwd -at- raycomm -dot- comn said:

> This is a list of our "atmospheric" fringes: can you all let me know
> whether you think any of these (and which ones) make up for lower pay?
>
> free lunch every other week
> free coffee, tea, and cocoa
> flexible work hours
> occasional telecommuting acceptable (once a week is the standard)
> casual dress
> a standard 40-hour week
>
>


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