Monday, June 29, 2015

The more benefits, the more job satisfaction

Makes sense, right? You feel valued. US News had an article on this. What if--they asked--you made six figures, but worked in a dark office and were given no time for dental appts or other needs.?

No, studies show there is a direct relationship between perks and satisfaction. A MetLife survey showed those happy with their benefits are more than twice as like to be happy with their work.

The standard benefits package has changed in the last 10 yrs.

The big, established companies provide health, paid vacay, sick leave, holidays, disability, and an option for a 401(k).

Startups included at a minimum a bonus or some sort of equity--like stock options. Also--retirement options (bye-bye to pensions).

The negotiables now also include vacation and telecommuting, Some new companies even offer unlimited vacation time--of course, your work has to get done.

You may find treadmill desks, standing desks, lounges. Some companies have gyms, bars, even a music studio.

At one company, you get $100 a mo for nutrition counseling, yoga or massages. Paid time to work out is common.

Revisit your package once a year. Ask for adjustments.

New world, my babies.

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