Them and us.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yorkshiregoth, 6 May 2008.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Do you have different divisions at work who seem to get better perks? With London underground it is station staff and train staff. I am on a training course today which is taking place in a train depot. The lucky blighters have a canteen, pool table, and sky tv. On my station we have a water cooler. :biggrin:
  2. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    The London office get a bar and a pool table, we get the water cooler........

    But our away day this year is to Laos, they get to go to Clacton or something...
  3. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Lucky them!
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Yes, but they don't get to ride as much as you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    I think the only perks other office's get are more bank holidays that we get.
    I think we get the best perks though, we get free beer every friday, and a night out once a month
  6. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    In my past life as a buyer, i used to get plenty of perks at christmas...bottles of wine and scotch mostly, perhaps 10 assorted bottles each year. Some i used to give to colleagues, some i'd put into charity raffles, some for me...:rolleyes:

    The bosses....their haul made mine pale into insignificance ;). Then one year..a new dictat...all gifts must be handed in and distributed fairly. No problem...same rules for everyone.

    But it wasnt....the rules were conveniently forgotten by them...and they merrily continued taking their haul...and so.....after a short time, so did i.

    lead by example...certainly not sir...
  7. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I work in local govt. Perks? That's what you call a group of coffee makers isn't it?
  8. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    We do all the hard work :biggrin:

    They get all the bonuses :blush:

  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    we have a swimming pool, a bistro (works canteen) and proper showers and changing rooms.

    don't know about the other offices, but i envy the melbourne branch by virtue of its location.
  10. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    I think thats a good perk ... I wish that my office had that one when I was the first aider, differenct job, now all my college's are basic first aiders. I can't think of any great perks but I enjoy my job.
  11. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    I used to be a trained BA (Breathing Apparatus with the full chemical suit :biggrin:) wearer at my old job, days off training with the Fire Brigade, practices and occasional drills at work...funny, i never thought of it as a perk, but i suppose it was in a way.
    Anything that takes you from the mundane is a perk i guess.

    It was all fun until you had to do it to simulate real events..then its scary...can you remember the drill, the checks, the responsibility to each other, how much air have you got, can you find the dummy.....
    Thank christ i didnt have to do it for real.
  12. simonali

    simonali Guru

    I once worked at a place where office staff got sick pay and factory staff didn't.

    Also, when I worked briefly for Nestlé, just before they announced the closure of the factory and redundancy for everyone, a lot of the managers got promotions/pay rises so that their final payouts and pensions were bigger. The rest of us got naff all. I can't complain, though, as I was only there a year and got about 4.5 grand!
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