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Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Return Of Company Perks

At their last spring company meeting, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) released an expanded package of company perks, with the loudest applause coming with the announcement of the return of free towel service at company gyms. Eliminated two years ago in a $60 million cost-cutting campaign, the return of this simple convenience, along with services like dry cleaning and grocery delivery, and worth more than to-go meals from Wolfgang Puck, increases in restricted-stock awards and valet parking.

More proof that in today's workplace, great compensation is always nice, but you can easily boost workplace morale and productivity by just making 'working' a little more convenient.

- The return of perks at work (CNN Money)
- Is Parking A Pain? Not At Microsoft, Thanks To Valets (Seattle Times)

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