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Discussion on: Some Things You May Have Missed in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey (2019 Edition)

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Brian Rinaldi Author

Agreed. I have seen companies promote things like game rooms and beer taps as perks but those are often signals to many applicants (not just women, but especially women) of the kind of culture a place has and what they value.

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And to be fair, I love game rooms and pingpong! However, I would hope that's an every so often brain break instead of a perk designed to keep me chained to the office. I love my job and my work, but I value my life, my family, my hobbies. It's important to me that a job does not attempt to merge the two in the hopes of extracting more of my time and energy.