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10 Jobs with Great Employee Rewards


For most people, job satisfaction doesn’t completely correlate with job salary. Smart employers know the value of using employee rewards and perks to build morale in a work place. And depending on your personality and lifestyle, extrinsic job rewards like free rounds of golf or trips around the globe might mean more than cash in your paycheck. Check out these ten jobs with great employee rewards, and somewhat weird employee benefits.

1. Flight Attendant
Speaking of great employee rewards, nothing is quite like free travel. And flight attendants enjoy more than just a free bus pass. Not only do they travel the world for a living, but many flight attendants also enjoy the extrinsic job rewards of free or discounted travel for themselves and their family and friends.

Flight Attendant job description: Provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.

Employee Rewards: Travel

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2. Retail Service Clerk
Though discounts vary depending on the store, retail clerks are bound to receive extrinsic job rewards in the form of saving cash. Depending on their discount, retail clerks can save some cash on the store’s goods, ranging from 10 to 50 percent off regularly priced items.

Retail Clerk job description: Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel in a retail establishment.

Employee Rewards: Discounts

3. High School Teacher
Free travel and retail discounts aren’t bad, but what about employee rewards like vacation? Not all teachers get summers off, but even those who teach at year-round schools get multiple weeks off throughout the year.

High School Teacher job Description: Instruct students in secondary public or private schools in one or more subjects at the secondary level, such as English, mathematics, or social studies. May be designated according to subject matter specialty, such as typing instructors, commercial teachers, or English teachers.

Employee Rewards: Summers off

4. General Manager, Golf Course
For some people, extrinsic job rewards can keep them driving, and putting along. Golf is an expensive sport, but if you work on the links, you’ll likely play for free or with a deep discount as long as there’s availability.

General Manager job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of private or public golf course. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Employee Rewards: Free or discounted golf

5. Hair Stylist
At $50 to $100 or more a pop, a dye job’s not cheap, but, if you work as a hair stylist, you’ll likely be privy to discounted materials and subject to coworker experimentation, which means an often-updated do for little to no dough.

Hair Stylist job description: Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

Employee Rewards: Free or discounted dos and colors

6. Academic Advisor, University
Though the programs and employee rewards vary from university to university, many college employees enjoy free or discounted tuition for themselves and their children.

Academic Advisor Job description: Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

Employee Rewards: Free education

7. Barista
That daily latte can really add up, but, if you work as a barista, employee rewards come in a coffee cup, as a certain amount of coffee is often on the house or discounted.

Barista job Description: Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

Employee Rewards: Free or discounted coffee

8. Talent Agent
Whether they’re wooing music executives, Hollywood bigwigs, or prospective clients, talent agents often enjoy expensed food and drink as part of an extrinsic job reward. 

Talent Agent job description: Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes to prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

Employee Rewards: Wining and dining

9. Hotel, General Manager
Though employee rewards vary, many hotel employees enjoy complimentary or greatly discounted rooms, which make it easy to plan an inexpensive getaway.

Hotel General Manager job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Employee Rewards: Discounted or free lodging

10. Traveling Nurse
Traveling nurses usually receive a salary plus free or subsidized housing on location.

Traveling Nurse job description: Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Employee Rewards: Travel & Housing

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