Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Perks.

Perks. They come with every job. Some seem greater than others. And although my own job at the moment leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to the whole perks department, my husbands on the other hand?

Well that's a whole other story.

In the past eight years that he has worked for the Washington Capitals along with the long hours he has worked have come two tickets to every home game. As of late these tickets are more half season, as he gets an allotment of basketball tickets as well. Neither of us are basketball fans.

And of course people now know this. We are happy to share our tickets with people. We do not mind, though it does come with restrictions and understanding. You see while these are perks, Anderson does get taxed and has to pay for them from time to time. His salary is reduced because of it as well. Yes in a lot of ways he does pay for the tickets.

I bring this up because the other day we had someone ask for a couple sets of tickets. And these are not to just any old game but to games that are usually packed and sold out (Andy will dif have it come out) in exchanged we asked for something as well. To which we were informed they did not want to do, but wanted the tickets and something else....

It left us a sour taste in our mouth, the tickets are a good $50 per seat on a standard basis, you do the math if you want four tickets. We did not feel like what we asked for was out of the ordinary.

I do not expect things for free, but don't come asking us for things in return....

Nor do I expect anyone will really read this in understand this post. I just needed to get it out

But you can rest assure we will think twice from now on.

2 comments:

Jessica | Living La Vida Holoka said...

It's things like this that are the reason my husband and I seldom do favors anymore. When does it end?

Aleisha said...

Absolutely. I don't think Andy will be offering them much anymore. Sadly.

Sociable