Do most companies offer some kind of stipend for home office stuff like standing desks or coworking spaces like deskpass or wework? Is it just my company that doesn’t offer this? I asked anonymously about it at all hands today and was told not to be greedy since we already have educational stipends by the company president

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Most companies offer a general purpose stipend every two weeks that you can use for stuff like this.

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We have a 1 time wfh stipend of $750 for desk set up / etc, and a monthly $40 WiFi reimbursement

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My company has a rolling stipend for home office equipment as needed. I think it's a bit rude to say that's "greedy" - companies are supposed to be making accommodations to make home working easier

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Large companies that I’ve been a part of have not had any stipends outside of training requests. Every startup I’ve worked for has has a minimum of an internet and/or health stipend.

Be greedy, the market for job seekers is pretty great right now.

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My company offered one, but we don't have educational stipends.

I feel most should.

Some companies don't provide it but I think it should

Mine only offers comp for internet

We also have one time 700$ stipend for work setup but I’m at a mid sized startup

I love it when a company calls an employee greedy acting like they’re not also greedy. If they weren’t they would give you the stipend.

Traditionally (10+ years ago), yes......but definitely I've seen this kind of stipend (just like car allowances) going away in these last 10 years....easy reason why.

Years ago many people didn't have a personal cell phone or home internet...or if they did, the plans were small and not effective for work, so there was a clear "cost" that was associate to working from home or "being on-call".

That can't be said anymore. Literally everyone has a cell phone and high-speed internet. So how are your costs increased by working from home?

Also, you are saving on not paying for gas to drive to work, or sit on the highway, or pay for parking. Companies haven't asked you to take less salary because your costs are lower by working from home.

Just like it's reasonable that they aren't offering much if anything for things like home office equipment.

However, I would say it's 50/50. I see both some firms with a monthly allowance for these things (generally small $$$), and firms with a one-time or annual flat amount for these things, ranging from $500 - $1000 for items like desks, chairs, headsets......

But the big person you should thank is Donald Trump. He changed the tax law that allowed you to deduct home office expenses from your taxes. Can't do that anymore :) Complain to your congress/senator about it. That's worth more than asking your employer for a stipend.

my company gives standard equipment (laptop, mouse, keyboard, 2 monitors). they also give you a sit-stand desk and ergonomic chair. we also receive 12K of educational reimbursement every year.

In my experience, nothing outside of the basics like laptop, headset, monitor, chair / desk rental etc. Bc you are saving on transportation costs, most companies think it evens out

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