How to get swag (free stuff) without looking bad?

New / Eng newbieeez
Jun 11 19 Comments

Just started job as a new hire at Spotify. Saw an intern get a bunch of swag: a hat, sweater, coasters, etc. from her manager. It’d be nice to get some stickers or free clothing I could wear, but I have a feeling my manager doesn’t care much about this kind of stuff. Anything I can do? :(

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  • Facebook dXQm00
    Mug the intern when there's no one around
    Jun 11 4
    • New / R&D
      Holy💩

      New R&D

      PRE
      NVIDIA, Adobe
      BIO
      Seeking Fall 2019/Winter2020 Internship Referrals.
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      Blind at its peak
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    • eBay eday
      I was mugged by my director once, have to give away all my candies :(
      Jun 11
    • Facebook bunnyloll
      I literally laughed my a** off...marry me
      Jun 11
    • New / Eng newbieeez
      OP
      I did consider taking the hat off the desk...
      Jun 11
  • New / R&D
    Holy💩

    New R&D

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    Seeking Fall 2019/Winter2020 Internship Referrals.
    Holy💩more
    Not the kind of post Blind wants but the kind Blind deserves!
    Jun 11 0
  • Bloomberg okier
    Tc? I am considering a offer from Spotify
    Jun 11 4
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      New R&D

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      NYC
      Jun 11
    • New / R&D
      Holy💩

      New R&D

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      Is the TC comparable to Big Tech companies?
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    • New / Eng newbieeez
      OP
      136k with 55k incentive
      Jun 11
  • F5 Networks / Eng ->
    Email HR/Recruiting?
    Jun 11 0
  • Spotify / R&D
    J Damore

    Spotify R&D

    BIO
    Old and jaded. Lived through 2003 and 2007 like it was nothing. Laugh while you can monkey boy
    J Damoremore
    Why do you even want it? I’ve never understood the culture of wearing swag at the office. To me it looks like Borg. Be yourself!
    Jun 18 0
  • Microsoft / Design johnSmit
    1) Organize an outreach event
    2) Ask for swag for said outreach event
    3) Host it well
    4) Keep a little bit of what's leftover and keep asking for more swag for future events
    Jun 11 0
  • Evernote huhuhuh
    HR is your best bet. Say you want to represent your company!
    Jun 11 0
  • Facebook PqXs
    Just ask. No one is going to remember.
    Jun 11 2
    • New / Eng newbieeez
      OP
      The only person I know to ask is my engineering manager who I’ll be with for a while
      Jun 11
    • Facebook PqXs
      I really don’t think the manager will remember this given what else he/she is busy with. You could also just ask in slack groups or whatever you guys use and see if anyone is willing to help out.
      Jun 11
  • Spotify / Mgmt rosarosa
    Just ask your manager or the ops person in your tribe. You’re supposed to get a bunch when you join. That is part of basic onboarding
    Jun 21 0

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