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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Coota9, 14th Oct, 2015.

  1. Coota9

    Coota9 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I work for a big box retailer and have just returned from a 4 day conference in Sydney.

    Every 2 years we get to travel overseas for a "business" trip,with that we have been to Beijing,London and last year we travelled to Hong Kong.

    So last night the last dinner of our Sydney conference it was announced for 2016 we are going to...wait for it VEGAS!!!

    Just wondered what others have experienced in the way of trips etc from their employer?
     
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  2. geoffw

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    I've been self employed for 29 out of the last 30 years.
     
  3. Bran

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    Part of the retention package for government employees in Melbourne was a 26K allowance for education - I was there for one year and got 26K each side of the financial year.
    This sent me business class to London, Italy and Arizona. All for education (legitimately, but it was still nice to be there).
     
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    Coota9 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I think that out does my trip by a mile..but wait I paid for your trip anyway as it was a government department!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Sadly just national trips - Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

    Congrats on the upcoming trip - sounds amazing!
     
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    This is why our govt expenditure is out of control. 52k in education allowance plus god knows what else in the retention package for someone employed for 1 year?? Who are the idiots deciding this is a good idea?
     
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    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    I sure didn't get that in the NSW state government. Seems overly generous to say the least.
     
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    @sanj
    I believe it's the politicians that give themselves the best superannuation package out there..
     
  9. radson

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    Hmm, USA, Venezuela, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand and PNG
     
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    My blokes get a BBQ on the last Friday of the month and they get pizza on their birthday.

    pinkboy
     
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  11. Coota9

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    Nice..very nice!!
     
  12. Bran

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    I took a 75% pay cut to take that position, making 26k a pittance against this loss. Who would leave the private sector for 25% of their salary? The perks are very necessary, or the government will have no-one, or the dregs. Then everyone loses.
     
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    Hawaii, Egypt, Wales, Thailand, Beijing/Shanghai/HK, NZ, NYC, DC, Toronto, Dubai, Fiji, Vegas, San Fran, LA. Most of them multiple times. No longer fun.
     
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    Even though I have worked for a big multinational for 20 years, I've only had one sizeable work trip to London and the south of England ( for one week ).

    Exciting local destinations include Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Gladstone, Newcastle and the Shoalhaven area. Also a day trip to Brisbane.
     
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  15. Coota9

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    I have been working for the same company for 26 years and up until our current CEO we got nothing in the way of reward and recognition,but in fairness the company has only recently made a sizeable return in the last 6 years..
     
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    I was working on a project in arctic Canada and everyone was pretty stressed. Client chartered a plane and flew 30 of us to Calgary for the weekend to watch a ice hockey game.
     
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    I assume you got paid your wage each week?

    That is your reward and recognition.

    After this; everything is a bonus and an act of goodwill - if the Company can afford it.

    They don't owe you the other stuff.
     
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  18. Ted Varrick

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    Bayview, perhaps a large number of people, after due consideration of this thread so far, are going to find their wallets and purses experience something very upsetting, when they they have to finance their own "acts of goodwill" when the next "R" word arrives.
     
  19. Coota9

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    My reward has been not the trips away etc over the last 6 years but the way the company has transformed over that time and becoming a great place to work day in day out.

    Also the way during extended leave this year my direct boss showed me great support and understanding,yes the trips I wouldn't knock them back but it's more the low cost option of "thanks","get back to work soon" that I appreciate more..
     
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    I've been all over Australia for work and internationally to London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong.

    I feel very fortunate and grateful to be given the opportunity to travel to some pretty cool places.

    vtt
    :D
     
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