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Old 07-16-2018, 04:35 PM   #1
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Keeping up with the.....editors?

Just read an interesting article about the excesses that editors enjoyed in the (former) glory days of publishing that made me incredulous:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/di...ors-2018-07-16

Article outlines some of the insanely generous perks that editors enjoyed (and even a few perks that the rank-and-file got). Forget the Jonses - the editors are the jet-set to really emulate!

Part of me even pities those that got used to such lavish perks, and then had to move on to other jobs/retire. Wait a minute....nah, was just some indigestion. No I don't.

I wonder how they were able to succeed in writing these off as expenses? I guess as long as the IRS doesn't audit them and look closely? Although, with confessions like these....
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I think that once upon a time business expenses (perks) were extremely lavish in many industries.
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Heck, it is not just editors that get these kind of perks... high level at almost any big company has similar or even better...


Nothing to see here IMO...
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You oughta see the perks given out and taken in privately held companies. These perks the editors got would be small potatoes in comparison.
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I hadn't understood how much of a big shot I must be. Even now I still get perks like these in my (nearing-the-endpoint-at-last) j*b.

My clothing allowance alone must be in the hundreds of dollars. Why, my employer gives me a free set of steel-toed shoes every year! They launder my flame-resistant coveralls at no charge. Plus all the safety glasses and ear plugs I can handle, all on the company dime.

Yep, I'm living la vida loca!

It's gonna be rough giving all that up.
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Telling from the article:
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The June/July issue of Glamour is said, according to multiple sources, to have sold around 20,000 newsstand copies; in 2010, Glamour averaged more than half a million monthly.
Conde Nast appears to be privately owned.
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Heck, it is not just editors that get these kind of perks... high level at almost any big company has similar or even better...


Nothing to see here IMO...
True. An in-office fridge? Pffft!

Won't get into many of the perks I received in my heyday but one in particular was a fully paid 4 bedroom 2 bath apartment in downtown Paris.
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True. An in-office fridge? Pffft!

Won't get into many of the perks I received in my heyday but one in particular was a fully paid 4 bedroom 2 bath apartment in downtown Paris.
This sounds like fun! (remembering old company perks!).

Check my new thread on this.
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