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SunitaT0
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12/31/2015 | 3:08:17 PM
Re: Trickle down
@shamika I think promoting a "healthy" learning culture needs the employees to take breaks so that they can absorb it all in.
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12/31/2015 | 3:06:09 PM
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@jries. Most It officials quit their jobs by 35-40. I have quit 3 of the best jobs in my career and settled for a job with a 20% lesser median salary. The upside is that the work culture is amazing. Did I mention we have a little sports complex in our building? Our all-time favorite is the human bubble football.
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12/31/2015 | 3:01:57 PM
Re: Opportunity and inclusion
@Shamika: from my experience most IT companies don't have good work culture. Only some selected have. Money is not everything. Peace of mind is also a big factor.
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12/31/2015 | 2:59:37 PM
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@stratustician: I agree. Without a significant pay bump it's really hard to leave a job with a really nice work culture. I remember we had a puppy cuddling room to relieve stress. We took this idea of the internet and incorporated in our corporate.
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12/31/2015 | 12:59:20 PM
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I agree.  I work for one of the top 50 Canadian companies rated by Glassdoor, and honestly, the culture is great.  Not only do they have flexible working arrangements which helps with employee happiness, it's often the little things that make the difference.  While we don't have the luxury of all-out ".COM" benefits, having dogs at work, the monthly beer social, means better synergy between teams and less disgruntled employees.  Coming from some horrible cultures, it's nice to see companies actually take a vested interest in keeping employees happy. it's win-win, employees tend to stick around longer because it's harder to want to leave a good corporate culture, and happy workers are productive workers.
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12/31/2015 | 10:29:20 AM
Re: Trickle down
I wish I could remember what life was like around 30...
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12/31/2015 | 10:18:51 AM
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That gets very old by the time one is 30, probably has a spouse and children, and even if he doesn't, probably has a life outside of work (or wants one of the above).

People weren't meant to be monks (even in very luxurious monasteries) and those inclined to be such will tend to make the sacrifice for causes deemed significantly more important than the Almighty Dollar.

 
progman2000
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12/31/2015 | 9:58:23 AM
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IT companies and companies in general anymore. I interviewed a company where a friend works ten years ago and they were hesitant to give me an offer because I would have needed to work remote. Now I know that 50% of that company's staff are remote employees (thankfully I turned their offer down, I didn't want to be on the beginning of that learning curve for them).
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12/31/2015 | 9:56:23 AM
Re: Trickle down
Yep - and the "work as life" has always been the rule more than the exception at most of the companies I've ever worked for. I'd love to see a job in NYC where this isn't the case.
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12/31/2015 | 9:38:04 AM
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Right, Whoopty, what's unlimited vacation time do you if you are peer pressured into not wanting to ever use any --- or to working and sleeping in the office 20 hours a day? I suppose people who want a life should avoid companies whose culture attracts people for whom work is life.
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