JCC What kind of benefits do you get from your job and

Discussion in 'Community' started by beezel26, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    May 11, 2003
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    what kind of negative things about your job do you have to deal with? Do you get great health care, lots of vacation time. Do you get freebies like free lunch or free healthcare. Do you have all the opposite, or other stuff.

    Name of Job
    Positive effects
    Negative effects


    Automotive technician in a dealership
    Positive effects
    I get discounts on all parts at any dealership and parts store.
    I get discounts on rental cars
    I get to repair my car for free
    I get to clean my car for free
    I get employee pricing on a new car
    Can get out of some tickets
    Always learning, never stop
    Negative
    I get lousy insurance
    only one week of vacation to start after one year. Two after two years
    I have to repair my car when work is done. Not fun or easy after a hard day.
    I have to pay for tools. Lots of them. Tool bills can be anywhere from 600 dollars a year to 2400 dollars a year.
    No AC in my shop
  2. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Aug 20, 2003
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    Escort service

    Positive:
    Couple grand per gig
    Free gifts
    Partying and partying in mah pants for work

    Negative:
    crabs.
  3. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I have friends with benefits.
  4. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 8, 2012
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    robocop

    positive:
    serve the public trust
    protect the innocent
    uphold the law

    negative:
    any attempt to arrest a senior ocp employee results in shutdown
    Point Given, CT-867-5309 and tom like this.
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Positive: Free wine.
    Last edited by jp-30, Jan 11, 2013
  6. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 31, 2012
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    What kind of benefits?
  7. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    May 11, 2003
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    You know I know someone that worked for the marketing dept of a vineyard in Coonarawa in South Australia. They entire office got a whole case of wine a week for marketing purposes. The office was pissed drunk on friday afternoon after it arrived.
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    Vision and dental.
  9. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Jan 5, 2011
    star 5
  10. hudzu Chosen One

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    Jun 1, 2003
    star 6
    i get to make and look at pizza
  11. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

    Manager
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    Aug 19, 2003
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    I rely on Hero Initiaive, not being outbid on ebay for vital, life saving medications, and Obama to heal me.

    When they fail, my wife's coverage shames all three of my methods.
  12. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Mar 4, 2011
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    That thread made me laugh my ass off. I was 33 and 35 when I had my kids, and the idea that there would have been any benefit whatsoever to my having them younger, was hilarious.

    I like my job. I get to recommend good books to kids, I get to buy Star Wars comics for kids to read without spending my own money, and I get to warn kids early on about the bat**** crazy conspiracy theorists whose websites might appear in a Google search.
    Last edited by anakinfansince1983, Jan 11, 2013
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  13. tom Chosen One

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    Mar 14, 2004
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    i got paid to stay home sick today. i guess the negative is that i'm actually really sick. :(
  14. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Jul 20, 2008
    star 5
    Sporting Goods Sales

    Positive
    Paycheck, Loyal customers who won't buy their gear from anyone else but me.

    Negative
    Supervisors who give me 20 hours of tasks but only 2 hours to complete them, while working alone, and then asking why the hell the task list isn't finished and I have to stand there and take it instead of just saying what's on my mind like "NO **** ITS NOT DONE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE GODDAMN NAME ON THE SCHEDULE YOU ******* MORON!"
  15. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    Jul 4, 1999
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    what is the standard annual leave for the average american anyway? in the UK i get paid 27 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays (christmas, new year etc). i assume that's good.

    as a bonus i get 15 paid study days per year, but that's not standard.
  16. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    Aug 18, 2002
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    none. i live in a right to work state during a depression
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  17. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Mar 4, 2011
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    Oh yeah...

    Benefit: I only work a few hours a week during the summer.

    The downside to that: I also don't get paid during the summer. I have a savings account that I use just for the summer months.
  18. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Jul 20, 2008
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    Wow, what a steal.
  19. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    Sep 27, 2002
    star 5
    School Teacher in Washington, D.C.

    Positives:
    Decent wages
    Summers "off"
    16 free Grad credits through Federal Government
    Extensive usage of the Smithsonian and Archives

    Negatives:
    IMPACT system
    Horrible Union representation (we are recalling our Union President next week though)
    Lack of parental support (Why are you blaming me for your kid not doing their homework?)
    Lack of resources in the school
    Backstabbing co-workers
    Germ-infested teenagers and their sex talk
  20. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 8, 2012
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    isn't this kind of the norm now?
  21. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aug 16, 2002
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  22. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    Sep 27, 2002
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    Well if you want to make me the parent then I am allowed to start beating them for giving me lip, rite?

    @DarthGuy: The Education of Michelle Rhee was illuminating, was it not?
  23. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 8, 2012
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    i dunno, i just think it's really sad.
  24. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    Sep 27, 2002
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    Sarcasm aside, I agree. Majority of my kids act like grown folks. It is heartbreaking knowing that they aren't enjoying their youth.
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Nov 2, 2000
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    I work for the government. I'm literally not supposed to put any details about it online. And it's incredibly menial. Weird.