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Old 04-18-2008, 12:54 PM   #21
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health insurance (now paying that big COBRA payment)
CLE junkets
Comfy office to store all my stuff
cell phone
air card
gym membership

Still have some of these for the next couple of years. . .

No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:28 PM   #22
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corporate travel on our jets.
Commercial air travel sux.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:06 PM   #23
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corporate travel on our jets.
Commercial air travel sux.
Oh sweet Jesus, absolutely! Megacorp had fleet of Gulfstream jets, including three G-Vs -- nothing, nothing, nothing compares to traveling by private jet.

Also miss assigned company cars .. new vehicle every 6 months or so -- including gas, maintenance and insurance.

But, by the end of the career, the job was unbearable, so all the perks in the world couldn't make up for that.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:25 AM   #24
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Wow....some of you have had some great perks. The company I work for has cut back on most perks, although you still get FF miles and most travel expenses reimbursed (they are capped based on travel location). I really don't enjoy company travel anymore due to the decline in the airline industry. Every flight is full and a flight leaving on time almost feels like the exception rather than the rule anymore.
I think it was the book, "The Number" that talked about executives realizing a decline in lifestyle once they retired. This was mainly due to not having expense accounts, country club memberships and other perks as part of their compensation package that they now have to pay for out of pocket.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:56 AM   #25
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Yep, I'm going to miss the free "corp" jets, too ......well, sort of......

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Free antivirus
That's the only perk I will miss out on, excluding health care coverage.
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:49 PM   #27
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freq flier miles
cell phone
gym subsidy
gift certificates for various things including meeting health targets, perfect attendance, and others
annual "executive" physical exam

all those perks I will lose and won't yearn for at all. I will miss social interactions with friends every day - we do have lots of fun in between all the aggravation that work brings
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:02 PM   #28
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... forgot SW upgrades. My copy of OFFICE is now 3 years old ... yikes!
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