Re: a question about "atmospheric" benefits

Subject: Re: a question about "atmospheric" benefits
From: "Jane Bergen" <jane -dot- bergen -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 08:30:01 -0600

Typical...employers throw a few crumbs and expect us to lap them up. The
benefits you list, with the exception of the free lunch and telecommuting,
are standard fare for most software companies. Now if "real" telecommuting
was an option, that might make a difference, but casual dress and flex
time is the STANDARD, not a fringe anymore. Even stuffy companies like EDS
have relaxed their rules on those things. Free coffee, tea, and cocoa
might add up to $2.00 per day if you're a heavy imbiber.

Jane Bergen

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To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 1:41 AM
Subject: FWD: a question about "atmospheric" benefits


> 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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