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You're Getting Stiffed On Snacks

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If someone were to tell you that on a comparative basis, you were getting lapped by government employees when it came to compensation and perks, you'd probably find that 1) downright offensive and 2) extremely hard to believe. Maybe you work at allegedly prestigious hedge fund or investment bank. Maybe they tell you that the food they stock in their pantry is the best you can find on the Street. Maybe they plied you with promises of the most delicious refreshments money can buy and maybe they even closed you on the state of the art trading floor fondue pot and men's room barista. Maybe they thought you had you fooled about the opportunities elsewhere.

For those duking out the perks sections of a new contract, don't let yourself be taken for a fool.

U.S. Justice Department agencies spent too much for food at conferences, in one case serving $16 muffins, an audit found.

Tell whoever's trying to land you they can sit on their $4 muffin and spin.

$16 Muffins Found At Meetings [Bloomberg]