annual/semi-annual travel to relevant locations business class
relevant location could be other office in area of the world you’d like to visit some more, an important vendor, etc. (I still regret not doing that training in Bangalore)
training in topics you are interested in
access to certain people in the org or programs therein (e.g. my last job you could get into special programs around rotations, high potential training & additional access to executives, cross team socializing or special projects)
time to work on pet projects/initiatives (20% time)
Very true. I am far more likely to negotiate for “Immediately, I don’t work for 4 weeks and you don’t pay me, but also no one bothers me and no one creates dumpster fires I have to dig out of.” I would if there was any chance they could guarantee it.
Ah ok! NVM then (There’s no way I would have made it that long either, it used to only be the longer sabbatical after more time but they had research showing people who stayed for 5 years tended to stay for much longer so they added some incentive to get to the 5 year mark)
I have a very flexible work schedule in that I show up and leave when I want during daytime hours. As long as I make all my meetings and get all my stuff done I have a lot of autonomy. And yes, sometimes I tell people their proposed meeting time doesn’t work for me.
I get lieu time if a big deadline means I’m working extra.
I don’t do any work stuff when I’m not working. No monitoring, no non-emergency e-mails or texts. When I’m not working I’m not working, the end.