Look For Other Ways for Your Job To Pay You

When looking for an employer or while at your current employer there is value spent at looking into your full benefits package.  There are the obvious benefits, health insurance, 401(K) matching (which isn’t a benefit unless you take part in it… so get on that if you haven’t!), paid time off, etc.  However, there are other benefits that some employers have that may have been mentioned in an interview and you forgot to sign up for, such as discounted gym membership, discounts on computer purchases via the IT department, etc.  There are also some unwritten fringe benefits that you can use to your advantage.

Each one of my jobs, and if you have read my blog for a while you know that I currently have four of them, has a unique benefit that I am reluctant to give up.  Other than my paychecks, which pay off my standard expenses and investment accounts, I consider these benefits to be a legitimate part of why I do each of these jobs.  Each one saves me money or provides with an opportunity.  Let me go through each for you.

  • My Career: My company is great, it has great people and great benefits.  One of those benefits is that I receive SmartBenefits.  For those not in DC, this is basically a monthly credit to my Metro card.  My commute from home to work costs $9 a day roundtrip.  An average month will have about 22 workdays, that is close to $200.  Now, the SmartBenefits won’t cover all of that.  But I did mention the people at my company for a reason.  There are other people at the company that only use 25% of their SmartBenefits (and if you don’t use them, you lose them).  A few individuals have offered to switch cards with me from time to time so I can use their benefits up.  This is creating maximum utility for all parties involved (I owe the people that have allowed me to use their cards a drink and dinner).  I now pay $0 to commute to and from work.  Oh, I should mention that the benefits I receive here are pre-tax, please add another 30% to the monthly benefit.  Monthly savings: $200 post tax.

  • My Concierge Job: This job is customer service based, therefore it offers two unique benefits, networking, and free time.  While I have additional tasks, my primary role in this position is to be polite, courteous and friendly with residents in the building.  That often times comes with conversation.  A lot of resident’s have become friends and some have created networking opportunities.  Additionally, when its slow (first thing in the morning) there are no people around, and this provides with me with an opportunity to read, write or do research.  I even can do work for my career to get ahead for the next week.  Monthly Savings: $0, Return on Investment for my Future: Unknown.

  • Dominos Pizza:Another customer service job that offers multiple benefits outside of the paycheck.  I have made friends with some of the guys that work with me, and we have a lot of fun when on the clock.  It becomes “guy-time” where we talk about sports and a host of other things.  The only difference in “guy-time” is that we are holding pizzas instead of beers, and hopping into our car every few minutes.  Another benefit, like most retail establishments is the discounts.  Yeah, Dominos may not be healthy, but please tell me you wouldn’t eat a large pizza over the course of a weekend if it was only $5.  This job keeps my weekend food costs down which can surely be expensive if I ate out a lot. Monthly Savings: Estimated $150.

  • Scorekeeping: My last position is as a scorekeeper for the hockey league that I play in.  This job is ultra flexible and allows me two great benefits.  One, I get to scout a lot of different players throughout the league.  This can be valuable information for when I play a specific team, or I could find a guy that may be willing to join my team and improve our roster.  Either way, this is a win-win.  Also, I don’t get a paycheck here, I get league credit.  My league credit is tax-free and allows for me to play hockey for free (which is hard to do in the DC area).  Yearly Savings: $1300.

Above are the side-benefits to all of my jobs. Please leave a comment and tell me what the benefits are at your work place that go above and beyond the paycheck?

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Look For Other Ways for Your Job To Pay You

When looking for an employer or while at your current employer there is value spent at looking into your full benefits package.  There are the obvious benefits, health insurance, 401(K) matching (which isn’t a benefit unless you take part in it… so get on that if you haven’t!), paid time off, etc.  However, there are other benefits that some employers have that may have been mentioned in an interview and you forgot to sign up for, such as discounted gym membership, discounts on computer purchases via the IT department, etc.  There are also some unwritten fringe benefits that you can use to your advantage.

Each one of my jobs, and if you have read my blog for a while you know that I currently have four of them, has a unique benefit that I am reluctant to give up.  Other than my paychecks, which pay off my standard expenses and investment accounts, I consider these benefits to be a legitimate part of why I do each of these jobs.  Each one saves me money or provides with an opportunity.  Let me go through each for you.

  • My Career: My company is great, it has great people and great benefits.  One of those benefits is that I receive SmartBenefits.  For those not in DC, this is basically a monthly credit to my Metro card.  My commute from home to work costs $9 a day roundtrip.  An average month will have about 22 workdays, that is close to $200.  Now, the SmartBenefits won’t cover all of that.  But I did mention the people at my company for a reason.  There are other people at the company that only use 25% of their SmartBenefits (and if you don’t use them, you lose them).  A few individuals have offered to switch cards with me from time to time so I can use their benefits up.  This is creating maximum utility for all parties involved (I owe the people that have allowed me to use their cards a drink and dinner).  I now pay $0 to commute to and from work.  Oh, I should mention that the benefits I receive here are pre-tax, please add another 30% to the monthly benefit.  Monthly savings: $200 post tax.

  • My Concierge Job: This job is customer service based, therefore it offers two unique benefits, networking, and free time.  While I have additional tasks, my primary role in this position is to be polite, courteous and friendly with residents in the building.  That often times comes with conversation.  A lot of resident’s have become friends and some have created networking opportunities.  Additionally, when its slow (first thing in the morning) there are no people around, and this provides with me with an opportunity to read, write or do research.  I even can do work for my career to get ahead for the next week.  Monthly Savings: $0, Return on Investment for my Future: Unknown.

  • Dominos Pizza:Another customer service job that offers multiple benefits outside of the paycheck.  I have made friends with some of the guys that work with me, and we have a lot of fun when on the clock.  It becomes “guy-time” where we talk about sports and a host of other things.  The only difference in “guy-time” is that we are holding pizzas instead of beers, and hopping into our car every few minutes.  Another benefit, like most retail establishments is the discounts.  Yeah, Dominos may not be healthy, but please tell me you wouldn’t eat a large pizza over the course of a weekend if it was only $5.  This job keeps my weekend food costs down which can surely be expensive if I ate out a lot. Monthly Savings: Estimated $150.

  • Scorekeeping: My last position is as a scorekeeper for the hockey league that I play in.  This job is ultra flexible and allows me two great benefits.  One, I get to scout a lot of different players throughout the league.  This can be valuable information for when I play a specific team, or I could find a guy that may be willing to join my team and improve our roster.  Either way, this is a win-win.  Also, I don’t get a paycheck here, I get league credit.  My league credit is tax-free and allows for me to play hockey for free (which is hard to do in the DC area).  Yearly Savings: $1300.

Above are the side-benefits to all of my jobs. Please leave a comment and tell me what the benefits are at your work place that go above and beyond the paycheck?

3,973 Responses to Look For Other Ways for Your Job To Pay You
  1. tinyurl.com
    April 20, 2019 | 3:59 am

    I like it when people come together and share opinions.
    Great site, keep it up!

  2. Apex Legends Season 1
    April 20, 2019 | 5:06 am

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you ought to publish more on this subject, it might not be a taboo matter but generally people do not talk about such topics. To the next! Cheers!!

  3. tinyurl.com
    April 20, 2019 | 7:59 am

    You are so cool! I don’t suppose I have read through a single thing like that before.
    So wonderful to find somebody with a few original thoughts on this issue.
    Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that
    is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!

  4. Kristy
    April 20, 2019 | 8:08 am

    It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it is
    time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I
    desire to suggest you some interesting things or advice.
    Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I want to read more things about it!

  5. Jermaine
    April 20, 2019 | 10:50 am

    Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe this
    web site needs far more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the
    info!

  6. Otis
    April 20, 2019 | 2:09 pm

    At this moment I am ready to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast
    coming again to read more news.

  7. tinyurl.com
    April 20, 2019 | 4:46 pm

    First of all I would like to say superb blog!
    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you
    don’t mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.
    I’ve had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out.
    I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted
    just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?
    Cheers!

  8. Renato Franchi
    April 20, 2019 | 9:24 pm

    Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the internet the simplest thing to
    be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries that they
    just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as
    well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal.

    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  9. tinyurl.com
    April 20, 2019 | 9:30 pm

    Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you
    using for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and
    I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  10. Gia
    April 20, 2019 | 11:34 pm

    I have read several good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking
    for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you set to create this kind of magnificent informative site.

  11. http://tinyurl.com/yyce2u5h
    April 21, 2019 | 12:15 am

    Hey! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog article
    or vice-versa? My website covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you might be interested feel free to send me an email.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog by the way!

  12. Halley
    April 21, 2019 | 12:30 am

    Financial advisors business is folks business.

  13. tinyurl.com
    April 21, 2019 | 1:37 am

    Hello everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this web page, and article is really fruitful
    in support of me, keep up posting these types of posts.

  14. Lorraine
    April 21, 2019 | 1:50 am

    I am curious to find out what blog platform you are utilizing?
    I’m having some small security issues with my latest site and I’d like to find something more secure.
    Do you have any suggestions?

  15. tinyurl.com
    April 21, 2019 | 4:52 am

    If some one wishes expert view on the topic of running a blog afterward i propose him/her to visit this webpage, Keep up the good job.

  16. tinyurl.com
    April 21, 2019 | 5:14 am

    Thankfulness to my father who informed me regarding this blog,
    this website is actually remarkable.

  17. tinyurl.com
    April 21, 2019 | 7:42 am

    Right now it seems like BlogEngine is the best blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  18. Jessie
    April 21, 2019 | 8:25 am

    bookmarked!!, I like your site!

  19. Laporan Keuangan ELSA
    April 21, 2019 | 8:54 am

    Portal Berita Saham & Investasi di Indonesia. Kami menghadirkan berita terkini dan terupdate langsung dari sumber yang terpercaya. Selain itu SAHAM.NEWS juga menghadirkan Analisa & Rekomendasi saham harian dari berbagai sumber analis profesional maupun analis independen di Indonesia

  20. Michael
    April 21, 2019 | 11:27 am

    Nice weblog here! Additionally your site rather a lot up very
    fast! What web host are you the use of? Can I get your associate hyperlink for your host?
    I want my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  21. tinyurl.com
    April 21, 2019 | 11:49 am

    Good day! This is my first visit to your blog!

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  22. Leandro Martins de Almeida
    April 21, 2019 | 5:02 pm

    Right here is the right web site for everyone who wants to understand this topic.
    You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that
    I really would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a
    subject that has been discussed for ages. Wonderful stuff, just great!

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