Originally Posted by extremeskater
I have the advantage of working for IBM. Most of the stuff I get I simply ask for, its one of the perks of being oncall 24x7 and having 20+ years with the same company.
Right now IBM at least in the Southeast works with both Verizon and Sprint. I believe we get a 25% discount from each with it comes to the plan. Not sure what we pay for the hardware. Sprint is always an option for me and we switch back and forth between Verizon and ATT depending on who outbids who at the time.
My department got iPad as management awards when they first came out so I got that for free and I just pay for the data plan.
Ahh... I understand-- when we owned the computer stores, we got freebees of all the latest whatever... great to be in that position!
I worked for IBM DPD 1963-1980 (Riverside, Las Vegas, Des Plaines, Tucson, Palo Alto). The most I ever got was a 300 baud modem (in an oak box) that rented for $79 per month (so I could run APL
on a 2740 terminal), and A HP programmable calculator when I was in the Palo Alto Systems Center...
...Got lotsa' raises, awards, and some neat trips, tho!
In those, early days, you could deduct 10% of your gross pay to accumulate in a stock purchase plan... but the stock price was raising so fast, it was difficult to catch up!
Great Company! IBM had about 450,000 employees when I left.