plantgirlll
member
Location: Sydney Australia
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2002
Total posts: 150
Posted:Am sitting here toiling away wondering what, if any, perks people get in regard to their toys of choice at their place of employment, especially those who have "average" jobs?

I work for a huge transport company, in the office of a heavy vehicle workshop.

I have access to industrial supplies such as quick release links, rings, etc for my chains.

We have 500l kero on site, I'm welcome to take as much as I like anytime.

Plenty of handy blokes, tools, welding stuff here. Starting soon on fire whip handle!

My boss is paying for me to be included in a Fire Brigade training day that will teach me all sorts of fire safety stuff & give me a certificate at the end.

Plenty of room to practice, even inside when weather is too hot or cold. I even take poi breaks on work time, wouldn't want me getting rsi sitting here at a desk all day?!



People take different roads seeking fulfillment & happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.-H. Jackson Browne

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:when i was full time working at gatecrasher i pretty had all the time i wanted to play and learn on a hugh dancefloor. that was good while it lasted.

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Astar
member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:Free kero is crazy.

Your going to bankrupt that company!


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:If I used colored flames I could get them through my chem lab. But I don't. But the Junior class has sold glowsticks at every school event since I've become their advisor. Plus I get to chaparone dances and spin glowsticks there. Which is nice.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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plantgirlll
member
Location: Sydney Australia
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2002
Total posts: 150
Posted:do you think i'll do that astar?

but i only take 20 litres at a time!!!


People take different roads seeking fulfillment & happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.-H. Jackson Browne

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Jez
addict
Location: UK, London
Member Since: 11th Apr 2001
Total posts: 642
Posted:I work for a print firm so I can print thousands of flyers, business cards etc... advertising for my fire troupe.

'Happiness is liking peeing on yourself. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.'

'If *I* had a hammer, there'd be no more folk singers.'

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Rick aka Loki
Rick aka Loki

member
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 18th Dec 2000
Total posts: 134
Posted:sounds like you cats have some pretty nice perks, especially Jez. I'd love to find a cheap way to print advertizing.

I work at a science centre that caters to children, so the biggest perk I get is when kids who have seen one of our shows come up and ask "are you Loki? did you do a fire show?".

That is, I work at a science centre as my dayjob until Friday, March 7 at 5pm, when I'm leaving to do fire performance full-time. Woo-hah.


-Rick aka Loki
oh, man, a signature?... uuh... this is like coming across wet cement... uuh, shoot, I had something clever I was saving... I hope I don't run out of sp

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plantgirlll
member
Location: Sydney Australia
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2002
Total posts: 150
Posted:Wow Rick! You're leaving a fab job to go to a just-as-fab one! My kids most favourite place in the world is a science centre in Canberra called Questacon, it's a such lush place.

Good luck with your new career!


People take different roads seeking fulfillment & happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.-H. Jackson Browne

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:I get paid with beer. It explains my appeal to the opposite sex

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:You look more appealing if YOU get drunk. Hrmmm, that's not usually how it works.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:No, I meant that.... Oh, don't bother

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Um... I get first-rate medical care when I light my fool arse on fire?

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Eeer, I get cheap life insurance!! YAY!

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:eeerm.

i get free paraffin.
free toys
all the equipment i could want to make noo toys
a rehearsal space to spin in whenever
awesome people to spin with all the time
paid trips to glastonbury, bjc etc.

that'll do for now(i think there are more, but envy is a nasty thing )

should maybe now point out this is not an average job, i am in fact.... a fire performer(ft)


R


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Magnus
member
Location: Bath, UK
Member Since: 5th Sep 2002
Total posts: 279
Posted:bluecat, what is the name of your group, I missed all the professionals at Glasters last year.

I just get paid lots of money, with which I buy kero and toys. Does that count?


Magnus... pay it forward

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alanthejugglerdude
member
Location: Saline Michigan
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 8
Posted:I work in a restraunt and alwise juggle for the kids. great tips

im alan, and thats my name.

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Seven - The Cat
Seven - The Cat

Pooh-Bah
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 2055
Posted:I have the best poi perks at work. I work or sort of with Malcolm all day and I get to see all the new toys when they arive and if I am lucky I get to play with the ones I like the most.

Resistance is futile
I have retractable claws

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plantgirlll
member
Location: Sydney Australia
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2002
Total posts: 150
Posted:i want your job seven!!!!



People take different roads seeking fulfillment & happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.-H. Jackson Browne

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tadpole
enthusiast
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Member Since: 19th Nov 2002
Total posts: 200
Posted:Someone mentioned envy a few posts ago...

Job perks, from best down...

Only 5 times a week,
Only until 5 o'clock.



Don't worry, be happy...

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