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Old 05-01-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I def read krogerDisco's comment as sarcastic, was it not?
Judging from his posting history, I did not. More like par for the putt-putt course.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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Article says that the GT Research Institute employs more than 2,000 researchers and scientists. $1.1 million over the past two years is $275 per person per year. If every employee is able to take advantage of these perks it doesn't sound too bad. If these events are only for the few upper level employees then it probably should be looked at.
I agree the price per employee is not significant. Most companies have some level of employee appreciation expense. And like most employers, we struggle with making sure events cater to the greatest number of employees. There is always going certain employees that don't attend anything.

There are times it is much cheaper (and equitable) to do employee appreciation events than to give out specific raises or bonuses to individual employees
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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I agree the price per employee is not significant. Most companies have some level of employee appreciation expense. And like most employers, we struggle with making sure events cater to the greatest number of employees. There is always going certain employees that don't attend anything.

There are times it is much cheaper (and equitable) to do employee appreciation events than to give out specific raises or bonuses to individual employees
I have to agree with your post, lori love. These types of activities are quite common throughout corporate America, so I'm not sure why a State University should be looked down upon for this. They, too, have to stay vigilant that their employees are happy with their jobs and that they are incentivized to perform at the highest levels. This is not a big number and appears reasonable to little ol' me.

And, Dr. Gerber ain't got nuthin' on Mayor Reed...
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I have to agree with your post, lori love. These types of activities are quite common throughout corporate America, so I'm not sure why a State University should be looked down upon for this. They, too, have to stay vigilant that their employees are happy with their jobs and that they are incentivized to perform at the highest levels. This is not a big number and appears reasonable to little ol' me.

And, Dr. Gerber ain't got nuthin' on Mayor Reed...
My brother worked in Sales for a large company for over 30 years. Their Annual Sales Conferences were large and elaborate and always in some exotic locale. The tab was upwards of $2M. He used to say, "Oh, hell, can't they just divvy it up, cut us a check and send it with a thank-you note?"
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Ha! As if. Schwing!
Oh, behave!
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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My brother worked in Sales for a large company for over 30 years. Their Annual Sales Conferences were large and elaborate and always in some exotic locale. The tab was upwards of $2M. He used to say, "Oh, hell, can't they just divvy it up, cut us a check and send it with a thank-you note?"
I'm sure there is some tax angle to it.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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Last time I checked there were no labs located at the Aquarium, Six Flags or Topgolf.
Shhh! That's why Tech is screwed.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Shhh! That's why Tech is screwed.
Tread carefully, young man, or else Mama B will drag you back out to the woodshed.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:53 AM
 
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My brother worked in Sales for a large company for over 30 years. Their Annual Sales Conferences were large and elaborate and always in some exotic locale. The tab was upwards of $2M. He used to say, "Oh, hell, can't they just divvy it up, cut us a check and send it with a thank-you note?"
When the number is big enough, I am sure an employee would rather have the bonus. But one advantage of an employee event is that it gets all levels of employees to interact in a less formal environment outside of work which promotes teamwork.

For many employees the interaction of playing TopGolf or going to the Aquarium has a feel good component about their employer where a bonus check of $250 once a year is not going to create that feeling especially for higher paid employees.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Brookhaven
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This is a non story
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