Take advantage of the benefits at work
Posted by Shondell | Filed under Shondell
Some companies offer more benefits than others, but whatever your company offers should be used up, just in case they decide to discontinue providing those services. Some of the more common benefits that companies offer are the following:
Unless you don’t believe in your company’s success, then it’s probably not a good idea to invest in it. But if you’re company is on the up and up, and your company is willing to match what you invest, take full advantage of it. Most companies will match up to 3-6%. It’s free money, why not take it?
Some companies will pay for their employees to go to school if it’s job related. The last company I worked for and my current company both payed for my education. The way I looked at it was, all I have to do is give up some of my time for a free education that I will have for the rest of my life. I also took advantage of it because I had a feeling that it wouldn’t last forever, and low and behold it didn’t. They eventually cut back on the tuition program budget, but thankfully I was almost finished my program by then.
Most companies want their employees to be healthy so they will be around to work for many years. If you’re company pays for memberships or has a gym on site that they allow you to use for free, why not work out! Memberships can be quite costly and if your company is willing to front the bill, I say get fit!
My company use to pay for massages, and I never use to get them. I am not one to go for massages because the few that I’ve had hurt. Maybe they were just not good at giving massages. If you’re constantly stressed and find massages to be relaxing, check to see if your company provides this as a benefit to their employees.
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t take advantage of their dental benefits, but I thought I would mention it anyway. My company use to pay 100% of this until this year. Now they only cover 90%, so I still have to cough up 10% every 6 months for my cleaning.
Do you take advantage of all the benefits that your company offers?