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Last Call: Perks Of The Job Edition

Peter Tanshanomi November 19, 2018 Last Call 5 Comments

This is a picture of my boss’s Ferrari F40. No, that’s not a typo: my boss owns a Ferrari F40, and it normally sits about 700 feet from my assigned cubicle. Have I ever driven it? Pah! Of course not. In 14 years of employment, I’ve never sat in it, or opened the door. To be honest, I don’t even get over to look at it all that often. But somehow, just the fact that it’s there makes my job a tiny bit cooler.

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  • Batshitbox
  • 0A5599

    I had sort of the reverse situation. I bonded with someone over our admiration of muscle cars. His pride and joy wasn’t registered, so I offered to trailer it to a show at the racetrack. He made a few runs at the track, then after he met his modest performance goals, he let me take a turn behind the wheel. As we bonded further during the trip back to his place, I found out he was the CEO of a company with about 1200 people. I asked him to make it 1201.

    • There are hardly track days within a day of travel, and I don’t have a trailer. Maybe that’s the reason why my career is stuck?

      • 0A5599

        Actually, at the time, I didn’t have a trailer, either. I borrowed one from a fabricator at the job I was thinking about leaving.

        The guy who built the trailer told me the story about it. For some reason, he was given notice to move out of his house ASAP. He dug through the scrap pile at his at-the-time job, and came up with I beams, mobile home axles, some steel grating, etc. Four hours later it was welded together as a trailer.

        It was really sturdy, but not very balanced, and weighed a lot more than a production line trailer of similar size.

  • theskig

    Does your boss drive it sometimes?