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Apr 22, 2019

instagram influencer/finmeme account manager

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Apr 22, 2019

I'm actually interested because I work in Defense, and we essentially get zero benefits but the 9/80 schedule (every other friday off). I admit that it'll absolutely suck when I finally leave to work somewhere else without the 9/80 but man do I sometimes wish we had better perks.

Apr 28, 2019

That's actually a pretty sick perk.

Apr 22, 2019

Different types of marketing/relationship/sponsoring roles are usually pretty sweet in terms of perks. There are few roles in an IB that give you more than overtime food and Ubers.

Always remember, the better the perks, the lower the pay. Same with office buildings or lavish company events... it's all coming from somewhere, and it's usually your salary.

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Apr 22, 2019

The best of both worlds is when you're in an outward facing role, someone else's company is paying for the event/party and you get to partake.

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Apr 22, 2019

yea. that's built into your lower salary - they know they can pay you less since you get to go to cool parties

Apr 22, 2019

Honestly, we get quite a few perks and paid well. Not showing off, just want people to know that there are firms like this out there. My favourite are small but meaningful:

  • We can move around public holiday days. If you decide to work on a bank holiday and not use it up, you can use it another time without it coming out of your vacation days.
  • We have a small fund set up to incentives the various practices of the firm to mingle more in social settings. We use this to fund weekly sporting events with people from the office. All paid for by the company.
  • Essentially an unlimited work-from-home policy. Technically you should have a reason for working from home (sick, doctor appointment, plumber coming at ridiculous hours) but realistically unless you have a client meeting there is no need to come in often. Some people I know come in 2-3 times a week regularly. As long as they get their work done, no one cares about their presence in the office.
Apr 22, 2019

Which office? This sounds like my kind of place

Apr 22, 2019

PM me ;)

Apr 24, 2019

All of these are really smart HR practices that all major companies should implement. Too many firms are way too face time and process focused at the expense of results. A top performer is probably incentivized to stay at your group even if they get a higher compensation offer elsewhere without the same policies.

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Apr 22, 2019

Professional athlete

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
Apr 23, 2019

Become a nightclub promoter in Miami. All you do is slide into attractive chicks' Instagram DMs and get bottle service.

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Apr 24, 2019

CEO or CFO of any company could give you a lot of perks!

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Mike Miller
Tax consultant

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Apr 24, 2019

Megayacht broker.

If you're at a good brokerage company in Miami, Monaco, Nice..etc salary can be very very good.

You get all the parties, women and yachts without the cost of buying and running the yachts, which can be close to the GDP of a small African nation.

Ahoy!

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Apr 24, 2019

Actors / Models

Apr 24, 2019

My close friend's brother is a sales VP for Pernot Ricard. The amount of VIP access he get is nuts. Huge sporting events, VIP access to all the major clubs in Vegas/Miami, etc...

Apr 24, 2019

I'd much rather get time off/holidays rather than cool perks.

We get 16-17 company holidays a year (we get even the smaller ones like Easter Monday, Veterans Day) and then 20 vacation days. It becomes 25 vacation days with enough years of experience.

Like mentioned above, we get work from home flexibility as well. I regularly work from home once a week. It's super convenient for planning trips because I'll often fly out Thursday evening for a cheaper flight/extra night for the trip and get online for a few hours on Friday so that I don't have to burn a vacation day.

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Apr 24, 2019

I'm jelly, not gonna lie.

Apr 24, 2019

If you still think jobs are the superior way to go, you need to grow up. Working a job sucks. There's all this workplace harassment stuff.

Not only that, the people wearing their pajamas making podcasts in the basement of their LA mansion laugh at people like "finance bros" for having a basic life of frat bro --> finance bro.

In turn, I laugh at them right back, but they also make their own schedule and have more earnings upside than me.

Apr 24, 2019

Not sure if trolling, but I agree with the general sentiment of your post.

The goal should always be self-employment or equity partner. Working for someone else (who isn't a client) is always fundamentally shit.

Apr 24, 2019
dsch:

Not sure if trolling, but I agree with the general sentiment of your post.

The goal should always be self-employment or equity partner. Working for someone else (who isn't a client) is always fundamentally shit.

I'm never trolling, but I also don't take myself as seriously as you seem to take yourself.

Apr 24, 2019

Anyone in sales/marketing for a major liquor company (Diageo, Pernod, Campari, etc.) get tons of party/event access through their jobs. It can be a ton of fun for people in their 20s/early 30s pre-kids, but I know a lot of people who burn out once they have a family because being forced to go to bars/parties 3x a week isn't the same anymore.

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Apr 24, 2019

Concierges at high-end residential buildings in certain cities can get a wide range of perks.

Hubby is a concierge. Cash tips, gift cards, bottles of high-end booze and wine, sports and concert tickets. He was given Tony Bennett tickets last week. And he's been to a number of Yankee games and Rangers games, thanks to tenants with connections at a range of places like MSG. Sometimes he's asked what day he wants, sometimes they just give him what they happen to have or can't use. More than once, we have been out at a restaurant having lunch or dinner or at a bar having drinks somewhere and a tenant has spotted Hubby and has picked up our tab as "just a little thank you."

A friend of ours is a concierge at a very swanky building - where tenants have included Mr. Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs. The holiday cash tips there can be incredibly generous - there's been virtually no turn-over in the staff there in about 10 years and for good reason.

Depending on the neighborhood businesses, you also often get perks from them, if as a concierge you recommend and drive business towards them, whether they're dog walkers, dry cleaners, cleaning services, restaurants, etc - they will often tip concierges and/or offer them discounts or freebies on services.

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Apr 24, 2019

Here is a list of jobs that in order of how easy it is to obtain free bottles/models, (Please Note: this is not a list based on your ability to do these things with the money you earn from your job however.)

Tier 1: Nightclub Promoter, Hollywood Agent/Manager, Model, Influencer , A-List Celeb, Trust Fund Baby

Tier 2: High end services industry above entry level staff (Hotels, Restaurants, Residential), Working in the music/film industry in any capacity, Marketing/Sales for a Cannabis/Alcohol company, B-List Celeb, High-end Sommelier

Tier 3: C/D-List Celeb, Bartender, Event Planner, Lower End Hotel/Restaurants, Working adjacent to Restaurant industry (but still know owners ect.) Working in a Brewery, High End Sales (May be Tier 1/2 depending on type of sales)

Tier 4: Any client facing front office role (May also scale depending on industry)

Bottom Tier: Back Office in a non-entertainment industry.

Disclaimer:Fashion was excluded due to overlap in other named roles, most jobs would fall in Tier 2/3 depending on prestige of brand.

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Apr 26, 2019

Journalist. They are (almost) always up to date

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Apr 28, 2019
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