Unfortunately this is not a story about me receiving millions in compensation for not using the company’s personal plane (I doubt Verizon have one, at least at the European Headquarters where I work – they don’t even seem to have their own helicopter – what kind of company is this?).
But it got me thinking about what I would give up using in exchange for a large amount of money.
I would for example quite happily bring in my own stationary in exchange for about £10,000.00 a year. I would give up using the water cooler and bring in my own water in exchange for perhaps £20,000.00 a year. I might even consider giving up drinking on evenings prior to work in exchange for maybe £100,000.00 and unlimited use of prostitutes (of a much higher grade than those that walk the streets though – and preferably ones without a taste for the good one Afghan magic seeds). In fact I would even give up Friday Club in exchange for £1,000,000.00 and Sven Vath permanently DJing in the corner…as long as some monkey bars were installed for him to swing from whenever he required.
I wouldn’t necessarily expect the above but I have had a few long-desired wishes come true at work recently, so I remain hopeful.