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Unhappily, my landlord doesn't take stock options in lieu of rent, so I find
I have a little use for them. Short-sighted? Maybe. On the other hand, I
have a tendency to get bored and leave even a salaried job at around the 18-
to 24-month point (or the company fails or moves to Sheboygan. I'd just
rather have cash in hand than a permission to take a chance on maybe making
some money, maybe, later, in the future.
Right now I've got casual dress, a stocked refrigerator, company lunch every
Tuesday, PLUS a very nice wage indeed. (I had to give up working at home to
get it, but I'm managing to deal with that.)
From: mike w [mailto:techmail_mike -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 1:09 PM
Subject: RE: "atmospheric" benefits
Here in NORCAL, stock options are supposedly the big
rage because of all the startups and technology
companies. The whole idea of getting in on the ground
level, and then hitting it big when the comapny goes
As for me, I generally prefer a more established
company to contract for, such as HP or Intel.
Companies such as these provide a stable culture and a
specific method of doing things. A lot of startups
often have undefined boundaries and goals, and that
can make for a trying experience. Not all startups,
but some newbie companies are here today, gone
So I guess that stocks don't rank highly for me.
Dental and overtime pay are more important to me.....
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