be realistic... 24 replies, 1163 views

uthoughtuknewme
2/29/2008 3:06:00 PM
what would your ideal workplace be...while still working?

like what perks would you like

or

what perks do you have that you love?
Steven Greathouse.
2/29/2008 3:08:00 PM
My job is good because my boss loves me and I do as I please. Its not a very demanding job either. I have alot of fun at that place.
rock_knockout
2/29/2008 3:09:00 PM


i'm a freelancer, so i don't HAVE to be at work. i can come and go as i please, though they don't really love that. but if i'm not working, i'm not making money. i wish i could keep this freedom forever.

also, i wear whatever i want. important.

ideally, i eventually want to have my own company.

chrisNJ
2/29/2008 3:10:00 PM
where im at i get to wear jeans to the office and i dont have any suits in my office. my ideal workplace isnt an hour away from home like this one though. also i would prefer to not have to work with all doods
Sandy Dickhands
2/29/2008 3:12:00 PM
i need to not be in a cubicle anymore.
Jess.
2/29/2008 3:12:00 PM
I currently love my job, even though I certainly don't plan on doing this for the rest of my life. It's fun though.

My idea workplace would be being the person on the Animal Planet "Growing Up..." series, taking care of baby pandas and tigers.

Current job perks:
Unlimited sick days
Already have 5 vacation days (only have worked here for a month)
Nice 401k/profit sharing plan
Free life insurance
Fitness center in the building

Also, I like that I'm pretty much left to my own devices and am trusted to do everything I'm supposed to.
a national acrobat
2/29/2008 3:13:00 PM
photographer for natl. geographic
Kadesh
2/29/2008 3:14:00 PM
not a cubicle. something that allows me to do a job with some sort of adventure but also making a difference in the world. I have my ideas but I'm sure no one here agrees that this would help people.
wholesaletrash
2/29/2008 3:14:00 PM
i don't care what the environment is as long as i don't have to deal with a bullshit commute.
Sandy Dickhands
2/29/2008 3:15:00 PM
Originally posted by: matt.

not a cubicle. something that allows me to do a job with some sort of adventure but also making a difference in the world. I have my ideas but I'm sure no one here agrees that this would help people.


door to door jesus salesman?
coastal elite
2/29/2008 3:17:00 PM
I love that we wear jeans on Friday, but I would love to work in a place casual enough to wear jeans every day unless meeting with a client (but with classy enough people to know that jeans/semi-casual doesn't equal show off as much skin as possible).

I also love that my workplace recycles.

I'd like to work in a more tattoo-friendly environment, again, except when meeting with clients. Also one that offsets its carbon usage or has solar panels or something. My ideal workspot is a casual, crunchy architecture/planning firm in a nice, healthy urban area.
uthoughtuknewme
2/29/2008 3:19:00 PM
3 things i've had before in a workplace that i need back:

jeans
being able to listen to my own music (ipod) instead of shitty elevator music
15 minute drive
a national acrobat
2/29/2008 3:19:00 PM
working for nasa on a project scanning for quasars

working for SETI scanning for distant life
KatieMaz
2/29/2008 3:19:00 PM
I love that I can wear whatever I want. I get to go to shows for free. My boss' are awesome. Very relaxed setting at work. I get along with everyone here. Possibility to move up in the industry.

The only thing I would change is go from part-time to full-time.
a national acrobat
2/29/2008 3:20:00 PM
and my boss would be al cisneros
Jess.
2/29/2008 3:22:00 PM
Originally posted by:get me on a plane

I love that we wear jeans on Friday, but I would love to work in a place casual enough to wear jeans every day unless meeting with a client (but with classy enough people to know that jeans/semi-casual doesn't equal show off as much skin as possible).

We have the casual Friday rule too, so that is when I wear jeans, but the people here just wear jeans whenever they want. It's funny because I follow the "don't dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want" mentality, but everyone working the job that I want doesn't dress as nice as I do.
Sandy Dickhands
2/29/2008 3:23:00 PM
i work in an office and wear jeans and a hoody or tshirt everyday and listen to whatever i want and nothing on the internet is blocked
wholesaletrash
2/29/2008 3:24:00 PM
Originally posted by:Strickland

i work in an office and wear jeans and a hoody or tshirt everyday and listen to whatever i want and nothing on the internet is blocked

except the hoodies, i don't ever wear them. but yea, i can pretty much wear/do whatever i want at my work. it's pretty damn sweet.
wholesaletrash
2/29/2008 4:57:00 PM
i've brought my dogs into work with me before. but your are big so it probably wouldn't go over well.
KatieMaz
2/29/2008 5:09:00 PM
My boss tells me to bring my dog all the time which is also amazing!
brian.
2/29/2008 7:06:00 PM
Originally posted by: Riff.

and my boss would be al cisneros

smorgasgeorge
2/29/2008 8:42:00 PM
My current workplace is pretty sweet since there is an endless supply of bottled water, hot chocolate, coffee, and soft pretzels, plus they are always ordering in food for meetings. I just wish they'd get the direct tv service back. There is a conservative dress code (full suits every day) but it makes me look even more important.

Only thing I could ask for is segregation from the fleet cleaning people (not letting them use our nice facilities for breaks, etc.) because 90% of them are loud, extremely stupid, and smell really bad. Oh and a crocodile mile behind the office would be cool too.
Twilight_Command
3/1/2008 2:00:00 AM
i'm a security officer getting ready to train to be L.A.P.D.
I love my occupation.

perks:
medical/health/vision benefits
paid vacation/personal/sick leave
401K
and it's exciting
brian.
3/1/2008 2:06:00 AM
i like that i have 37 days off this year. lol.
JaRAD
3/1/2008 2:20:00 AM
Manager at a kick-ass record shop or saving up enough to start my own recording studio.
I went to school for audio engineering, but in order to get anywhere in my area I'd have to start from scratch seeing as how there's like 3 lame official studios who charge ungodly rates for shit production.

I'm starting an all-ages cooperatively-ran show space with 3 floors with some friends which should be off the ground within a month. We're having a record distro on the top floor, so hopefully we can build it into something worthy of working besides at shows.