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Maybe I'm just jealous

Monday, June 26, 2017

The prevailing comment around here is that Tech companies create arrogant employees. My aerospace company is surrounded by Yahoo, Google, Amazon, Go-Daddy, Net App, HP, and a few you probably haven't heard of. It seems like all of these employees have their head buried in their phone even when they are crossing the street with no regard for the line of cars that is backed up waiting for them to cross the street.

Their cafeterias have no cash registers because their meals are free. They also have so many amenities that they don't need to go home.When I walk past these companies on my walk around the industrial park here is what I see:

Adirondack chairs for comfy sitting

Swings to play on

Swing chairs in case the other chairs around are not comfortable enough

Lounge chairs in case you want a nap with a Google bike in the foreground

Huge air conditioned buses with wireless so that you don't have to worry about gas or traffic

And a beautiful fitness center with an Olympic-sized pool

But I'm going to retire soon with a beautiful pension and that seems to go one better than any of those perks. I'm grateful to be employed and to be able to retire in style.

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    Ha, ha-- I like the buses, but the perks on their campuses!, I'm told, are just to keep them there working...HARD. No, thank you. :)
    1390 days ago
    Healthy and retired is the best way we can be thankful for happiness. We can accept our lives being able to make our own decisions for how we spend our retirement days.
    1394 days ago
    Yeah, I taught school for 25 years - no perks like that, and half the time I had fundraisers to buy paintbrushes for my students.

    But I'm now retired, and on permanent summer vacation!

    So enjoy!!!!
    1394 days ago
    Those are some nice perks! We have nothing like that in Minnesota.
    1394 days ago
    I've heard tell of those perks! It's good work if you can get it!!
    1394 days ago
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