Skip to comments.From unlimited burritos to on-site yoga, Boulder firms pile on perks
Posted on 02/13/2012 6:00:52 AM PST by Daffynition
As corporations slash costs by downsizing staff, discontinuing 401K match programs and dropping lavish bonuses, some Boulder-area companies continue to deploy unconventional perks to lure and retain workers.
These benefits go beyond the usual health and dental insurance to include beer on tap, on-site yoga instructors and unlimited burritos -- all designed to make it easier to attract potential talent and increase productivity.
Because Boulder is a hub for science, technology and health industries that compete globally for the best talent and ideas, some of the city's companies have stepped up their incentive game.
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36 square miles (with smart meters) surrounded by reality.
I think that I’d rather have the 401k match. I’ll skip the yoga and buy my own dammed burritos.
A relative who lives in Colo Springs told me the other day - this place is so great, it is so beautiful — oh and winter lasts forever...not so much fun if you don’t plan to ski every week.
The comments to this article are interesting as well. One writes, “...We spend as much or more on primary education than comparable nations, and we have have the world’s best university system by a mile, yet we continue to produce an underclass of idiots, much of which is economically capable of better.”
How much do we spend on teaching grievances, such as global warming or self-esteem, rather than basic mathematics?
In some parts luring with a burrito would be considered illegal baiting or maybe baiting illegals.
I was just a kid, but I recall visiting my uncle, who worked for GE in Upper NY State; he drove us past the new IBM campus in Poughkeepsie; praised it as the best place to work b/c of the work environment; at that time, I believe they offered child day-care on site. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that he had 7 kids of his own, and considered a career change. :)
How do you find the right number of self-motivated, disciplined employees who will carry the load? How do you make them accountable?
Boggles my pea-brained mind.
Sounds like our flextime plan - show up anytime before 7:30 and leave some time after 4:00.
My techy employer gives me food & beer every 3 months,,,
and access to FR . . .
But you could get the environmentally friendly natural gas powered one. Unfortunately the fuel line can be a little... uncomfortable.
When was the last time you were in a classroom? One of the prevalent *newer* teaching models is *collaborative learning*...in theory, it may not be a bad idea; in practice it is a disaster...the unproductive group members spoil the experience. Teacher spends more time on group dynamics than teaching subject matter [teaching to the test]. Meh.
It took me a moment to figure that out. It sounds like my boss referring someone leaving at 5:30 as "working a half day".
It seems odd to me as well but I’ve always been self employed. I guess it’s a natural consequence of companies and their human resource departments filling the time their employees used for ‘having a life’. Personally I am repelled by this collectivist notion. Contributes to conformity, group think and superficial leftist thinking. I’d much rather pursue my interests independently.
I think early experiments with that in the 70s is why I became a conservative. Nothing like hearing kids who otherwise wouldn't give you the time of day want you in their work group because "Karl will do it so we don't have to work" to turn a third grader into an individualist.
Actually the weather along the front range is often much milder than farther up in the mountains. Boulder’s winter this year, until two weeks ago has been mild. My son lives there, previously in the Springs, which also has some nice winter weather.
Usually the snow is greater in the peak areas, although pictures of the grandkids skiing in Breckenridge over Christmas this year show bare ground along the slopes.
Climbing in the winter is often possible in places like shelf road, south of Cripple Creek.
These scum make $70-$80K+ with excellent health, vaca, sicktime, retirement bennies. In the final years of their employment, just prior ro retirement, they rack up overtime pay...and the system calculates their retirement on the average of their last three years....padded with overtime, these people are retiring on $100K...and sign-up/get accepted for food stamps.
Perks on the backs of taxpayers who are broke.
That’s exactly what happens ... cream rises to the top and the rest are welfare-prone dependents. I don’t really think parents know what is going on.
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