thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 01:12:32 UTC 2012
Those quotations don't really contradict anything he said (with the
exception of the massages!).
On Dec 30, 2012 1:10 AM, "cyrano" <cyrano.fawkes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 29/12/2012 17:01, Leslie Carr a écrit :
>> On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com>
>>> How about for the April fundraiser, instead of setting a dollar value
>>> goal, we agree to use multivariate analysis instead of A/B testing to
>>> optimize the messaging from volunteer submissions in advance, then run
>>> the whole thing for a fixed time frame, say three weeks, and then use
>>> the actual amount raised to decide whether salaries should be
>>> competitive with area tech firms,
>> I've bit my tongue at this a bunch of times but I need to finally put
>> my foot down.
>> Which tech employees are saying that we need our salaries to be at Bay
>> Area tech standards. Sure, I'd love a big raise (I'm greedy!). I
>> took a pay cut to come work at the Foundation. However, I'm not
>> starving, I'm not living in the ghetto with 20 people huddled into a
>> single room, and most importantly, I knew what my salary was going to
>> be when I joined the foundation. I knew that I wouldn't be getting
>> bonuses, stock options, massages, breakfast, lunch, dinner, baristas,
>> onsite personal trainers, onsite physical therapists, haircuts,
>> dentists, business class everywhere (that might have been the hardest
>> thing to give up!), nutritionists, aeron chairs, dry cleaning,
>> laundry, and all that. And you know what -- if I did get those
>> things, I have a feeling that it wouldn't look too good to our donors,
>> and we'd be having the exact opposite discussion. Plus, I can make my
>> own coffee.
> So is this document, which states otherwise, obsolete?
> Some quotes:
> "annually in July, staff are eligible for a merit increase. "
> "The Wikimedia Foundation offers a benefits package for all staff, which
> includes medical,
> dental, vision and life insurance."
> "small services are provided such as coffee and soda. Food is
> occasionally also
> provided for working lunches or dinners, at the supervisors' discretion.
> In-office massage
> is provided monthly at a discounted rate."
> "once a month a staff lunch is provided. Once a quarter,
> a staff outing is staged. Once a year, there is a holiday party. "
> "staff are encouraged to work with their supervisors
> to plan for their professional development, which might include attending
> a professional
> conference, taking a course, or working with a coach. All spending on
> development is approved in advance by the supervisor."
> "the Wikimedia Foundation intends to launch a wellness program , in
> which staff will be reimbursed, within a set monthly limit, for expenses
> related to personal
> health and wellness. These might include for example the costs of
> counselling services,
> massage, yoga classes, or gym memberships."
> "Possibilities may include for example tuition reimbursements
> and the creation of a sabbatical program."
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