perk

Meaning: an extra benefit that comes with a job or a position

For example:

  • One of the perks that comes with this job is the use of a company car.

  • You'll need to offer a good salary and lots of perks if you want to get the best people working for your company.

Origin: short for "perquisite"

Quick Quiz:

Which would not normally be called a perk?

a. health care

b. a parking space

c. a salary

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Contributor: Matt Errey