|SCORE! Colleague gave me a workstand!||PseuZQ|
Dec 19, 2003 8:36 PM
|In honor of our seasonal holidays: Hannukah, Christmas, or -- my personal favorite, "Christmukah"! (He's Jewish, I'm Catholic.)
This isn't some super-premium version of Secret Santa. There are only two of us, we're starting a company, and he's senior. Revenues aren't at a point where cash bonuses (or even raises) can be granted, so this was a very welcome gift. The best part is that it came about after an off-handed comment I made about "wanting to work on my own bike." He even vetted it with his in-laws, who are avid triathletes (consistently high placers in their age group). It can go in the trunk of my (now repaired) Prelude, so that I can take it to events so as not annoy the humble managers of the dives in which I stay when I need to make some last-minute tweaks to my drivetrain.
I'm very happy and very grateful, for my ability, for my desire, and for the fact that other people important to me "get it".