in reply to On Finding, Hiring, Inspiring and Keeping
My best job was eventually ruined by various circumstances. The company, however, was excellent.
- Free lunches
- Free drinks
- Profit-sharing plan
- Bonuses twice yearly
- Relatively flat hierarchy; within Compliance limits you could talk to anyone in the company
- up-to-date hardware
- Health care paid by company, not employee
- Excellent parties
The company was employee-owned, which may have had something to do with it. People were not fired frequently, and left very infrequently.
My second-best job wasn't in IT. It was at a movie theater. It offered:
- Free movies
- Free popcorn
- Young ladies who were very open and affectionate and wore short skirts
- leading to excellent parties
This leads me to believe it's either the free food, or the parties, that make or break a workplace. However, "get the right people" has a strong ring of authenticity.
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