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Silly Benefits Question

Postby zor » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:17 pm

Too silly to ask current clerks, not too silly to ask the internet. I'm working for district ct judge this fall in NYC. I've seen the federal government website on health benefits, but does anyone know if the court offers a gym benefit? This could be a discount at a local chain, or a reimbursable benefit through health insurance? (I assume the courts themselves don't have an onsite gym, this isn't SCOTUS.) Very curious since I want to join one but will wait the extra month if I get some killer discount...

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:46 pm

Doubtful. Some gyms might have discounts for federal employees but the courts don't pay for it.

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby elipad » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:55 pm

zor wrote:Too silly to ask current clerks, not too silly to ask the internet. I'm working for district ct judge this fall in NYC. I've seen the federal government website on health benefits, but does anyone know if the court offers a gym benefit? This could be a discount at a local chain, or a reimbursable benefit through health insurance? (I assume the courts themselves don't have an onsite gym, this isn't SCOTUS.) Very curious since I want to join one but will wait the extra month if I get some killer discount...


There's a small gym inside the courthouse. If I remember correctly, it cost $150 for the year. Note, however, that it's a very basic gym. I think most clerks used it for the locker room/shower rather than as their primary gym.

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby zor » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:56 pm

elipad wrote:
zor wrote:Too silly to ask current clerks, not too silly to ask the internet. I'm working for district ct judge this fall in NYC. I've seen the federal government website on health benefits, but does anyone know if the court offers a gym benefit? This could be a discount at a local chain, or a reimbursable benefit through health insurance? (I assume the courts themselves don't have an onsite gym, this isn't SCOTUS.) Very curious since I want to join one but will wait the extra month if I get some killer discount...


There's a small gym inside the courthouse. If I remember correctly, it cost $150 for the year. Note, however, that it's a very basic gym. I think most clerks used it for the locker room/shower rather than as their primary gym.


No way! Is this SDNY or EDNY?

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby zor » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Doubtful. Some gyms might have discounts for federal employees but the courts don't pay for it.


I didn't think the courts would pay for it, but most major employers have a group deal with a local gym. A former employer of mine did. It was like half off the full price. But that was private sector.

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:08 pm

Most courthouses have a gym, in part because the marshals need access to one (I think they're actually supposed to train x hours a week or something?). Different districts must have different policies about who can use them, though (where I clerked you didn't have to pay, but it was faaaaaaaar from NYC).

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby nog » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:51 pm

EDNY has a gym, which costs about $20/month for clerks and is open until 8 p.m. during weekdays. It's somewhat sparse but has most of what you need (i.e. machines for cardio & weights). Don't know if SDNY has a gym.

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby elipad » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:28 pm

zor wrote:
elipad wrote:
zor wrote:Too silly to ask current clerks, not too silly to ask the internet. I'm working for district ct judge this fall in NYC. I've seen the federal government website on health benefits, but does anyone know if the court offers a gym benefit? This could be a discount at a local chain, or a reimbursable benefit through health insurance? (I assume the courts themselves don't have an onsite gym, this isn't SCOTUS.) Very curious since I want to join one but will wait the extra month if I get some killer discount...


There's a small gym inside the courthouse. If I remember correctly, it cost $150 for the year. Note, however, that it's a very basic gym. I think most clerks used it for the locker room/shower rather than as their primary gym.


No way! Is this SDNY or EDNY?


Yes to SDNY and 2nd Circuit. I don't think, however, that there was a restriction on hours; my co-clerk used to do his running after the work day (which would be well into the evening).

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby zor » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:30 pm

Thanks, everyone! I would have never guessed.

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby dudders » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:19 am

DC District/Circuit courts have a gym. I only interned there and didn't use it, but my judge and the clerks used it frequently.

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Re: Silly Benefits Question

Postby whats an updog » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:05 am

Yeah, the district court I interned in had a gym that was free for all staff.




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