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Old 27.09.2011, 17:13
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Re: Compensation and ***BENEFITS***

Quite some significant bens @ my place incl. Cappucino and Lattes until 4pm. This can be location dependent

My faves apart from coffee are the possible bonus, pension contribs, subsidized canteen, insurance policy rebates and subsidized ZVV card amongst other lesser used bens.
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Old 27.09.2011, 17:14
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The toilet paper is free.
Turns out, like the free coffee, that you're limited to what you can consume on site.
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Old 27.09.2011, 17:16
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Turns out, like the free coffee, that you're limited to what you can consume on site.
You consume toilet paper?
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Old 27.09.2011, 17:17
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You consume toilet paper?
Have you seen the price of meat here?
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Old 27.09.2011, 17:18
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Have you seen the price of meat here?
I'd think that the office post-it-notes would be tastier
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As much cheese as I can eat.
you forgot bagels
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Old 27.09.2011, 18:54
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I'd think that the office post-it-notes would be tastier
No. But you could pretend the different colors are different fruity flavors.
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There are many questions on salaries and threads also. However I wondered what the position is here with regard to additional benefits (excluding pensions and bonus) such as sports club membership , discounts at shops even the old LVīs etc etc.If you work in a large company what sort of benefits do you get in addition to your salary??
I wonder what was groan-worthy about that post? magyir?
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Old 27.09.2011, 20:04
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hope you don't have too much unpaid overtime
Any overtime I've ever done here has been compensated by an equal increase in vacation time.

Meanwhile, I get:

A 200 m2 vegetable garden, and a home for our (surviving) rabbit.

Use of the machine shop, and all the aluminum I can use.

A large, private office with a great view that I can leave as messy as I like.

Several free motorcycles.

A place to park the broken Panda and my friend's motorcycle trailer.

The list goes on.

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Old 27.09.2011, 20:08
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Re: Compensation and ***BENEFITS***

We get free water and coffee. Last year, for the first time in the 50 years history of the office, we actually made an evening with the bosses for eisstockschiessen, which turned out to be fun and harmless enough to make bosses promise another round this winter. That's pretty much it.

On the other hand, around X-Mas, we get so many presents from the companies that we work with, I actually feel like Santa Claus when I bundle the whole thing and get home on the last working day of the year. Last year I got a gorgeous parmesan and a delicious... what's the name of this big italian X-Mas cake? Panatone?

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Old 27.09.2011, 20:11
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We get free water and coffee. Last year, for the first time in the 50 years history of the office, we actually made an evening with the bosses for eisstockschiessen, which turned out to be fun and harmless enough to make bosses promise another round this winter. That's pretty much it.

On the other hand, around X-Mas, we get so many presents from the companies that we work with, I actually feel like Santa Claus when I bundle the whole thing and get home on the last working day of the year. Last year I got a gorgeous parmesan and a delicious... what's the name of this big italian X-Mas cake? Panatone?

I'm a gluton...
One of the things I miss now that I'm unemployed is Christmas. All those company gifts and Christmas drinks Luckily I'm going back to Australia for Christmas this year and my old employers have already invited me to their Christmas party
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Old 27.09.2011, 21:22
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Re: Compensation and ***BENEFITS***

Working at the university we get discount on laptops and programs like MS office and adobe for free. The sports centre offers lots of different sports for a small fee.
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Old 27.09.2011, 21:31
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Working at the university we get discount on laptops and programs like MS office and adobe for free. The sports centre offers lots of different sports for a small fee.
Actually, at both Swiss companies I've worked for, getting anything from their suppliers at cost was normal.

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We get free water and coffee. Last year, for the first time in the 50 years history of the office, we actually made an evening with the bosses for eisstockschiessen, which turned out to be fun and harmless enough to make bosses promise another round this winter. That's pretty much it.

On the other hand, around X-Mas, we get so many presents from the companies that we work with, I actually feel like Santa Claus when I bundle the whole thing and get home on the last working day of the year. Last year I got a gorgeous parmesan and a delicious... what's the name of this big italian X-Mas cake? Panatone?

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Psss.. I am here.. and I want a share of your loot!

We get a good package including all the coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as soft drinks (plus toilet rolls that you can use on site ), discount car hire, discount laptop and other equipments plus subsidise lunch. AT least these are all the things that I can benefit from.
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Old 27.09.2011, 21:42
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There are many questions on salaries and threads also. However I wondered what the position is here with regard to additional benefits (excluding pensions and bonus) such as sports club membership , discounts at shops even the old LVīs etc etc.If you work in a large company what sort of benefits do you get in addition to your salary??
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Come on we must be worth more than that!!

In terms of food chain Iīm up there quite a bit so I was looking for good ideas (not pickled onions).
We are mostly ex-pats so must be worth something right?
Yeah, we are worth something. A good salary, good pension, and good bonus. But you said you didn't want to hear about those.....strange question to be honest?

You want a list of the things that aren't worth lots of money, but are worth something?? Is that right?

By the way.....what is your food chain comment about please?
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By the way.....what is your food chain comment about please?
It's commonly-used humourous slang for hierarchy, particularly in an office or work environment.
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Re: Compensation and ***BENEFITS***

I work in telecoms and we get staff rates, so our monthly phone bill for two mobiles incl. DSL + mobile data is always under or around 30 sfr a month.

The biggest benefit of our jobs is that they are close to home, so no time commuting and no transport costs.

In the office we have a huge fridge/freezer and kitchen + microwave so we can buy our food in Coop (just across the street) and make our own sandwiches or warm up food or cook microwave meals. I don't even have to walk back home :-)
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Old 28.09.2011, 09:19
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Wow a groan Surprises me too. Any particular reason Mr Magir?


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Old 28.09.2011, 09:24
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Re: Compensation and ***BENEFITS***

To answer your questions...
The question related to benefits over and above salary and pensions , I thought that was clear since all of us will be in a pension scheme and therefore it is not strange.
I did not ask for a list of things that arenīt worth a lot of money! You need to read the post properly.
Food chain was referenced by someone else and is a common descriptor of say "pecking order". Do you need me to explain that too?


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Yeah, we are worth something. A good salary, good pension, and good bonus. But you said you didn't want to hear about those.....strange question to be honest?

You want a list of the things that aren't worth lots of money, but are worth something?? Is that right?

By the way.....what is your food chain comment about please?
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