so last thursday, my new company gave me a cell phone. not just any cell phone; this is a t-mobile dash. slick little pda-style phone. it does all the regular phone stuff, plus it syncs with my work and home emails, it has wireless and bluetooth, it syncs with any files i need/want, it can access office 2003 or 2007 files, it has windows mobile 6. in short, this thing is slick. and they GAVE it to me. unlimited minutes and data tranfer, 250 text messages (big deal . . . i never text anyway).
then yesterday happened. to summarize, we are vehicle-less for about another day while my wife's car is worked on. for those of you familiar with my truck, it is no more. it's permanently parked where it is, and i'm not planning on moving it unless someone comes and tows it away. we'll donate it to charity for the tax write-off, and that'll be that. because of being mobile-ly dysfunctional, weef's folks said we could borrow one of extraneous cars. another problem: weef has to go in to work to finish up all her reports. the girl who normally watches our girls can't do it today, and apparently neither can anyone else, so i'm going down to work, picking up my laptop, and coming home to work on the stuff here. nice, eh? i'm rather happy about that. when i called my team lead last night, he said that it was fine--it happens on occasion.
so, let's see where this company stands so far:
- $17k more a year
- free snacks and drinks
- free phone
- work at home when necessary
- casual dress environment
the only question left to ask is: why didn't i move down here before!?