I am beginning to fall in like with the new Pharmaceuticals company that I've just joined. Well, at last it allows me to meaningfully participate in the Considerate employer party.
This is a game best played by (typically Headquarters) employees of successful companies who make a convincing attempt to provide a decent working environment for their staff.
Now not only do I have free freshly ground coffee and fresh fruit for the taking but a beautiful gratis Gymnasium, complete with the very latest TechnoGym stations . And did I mention the state of the art showers? Or the exercise classes? And the free towels and locker facilities. There are even hair-dryers in the men's changing rooms.
Well this is wonderful, but Agata reminds me that she has all of this, but her employer provides not just towels but also free gym clothing and a running shoe subsidy. Plus they even pay the full participation costs of any sporting event.
As usual I am trumped by her, but now at least I am not so far behind :-)
NB: Some conditions may apply: Employees working in non headquarters locations may be irritated to find that no Gym, shower or decent canteen facilities are provided. Their position as dolts will be reinforced by Smug Headquarters staff on day visits continually asking where the Gym is located, or where they can get a freshly ground coffee.