October 14th, 2012


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Winning with emotion

Things are easier for the rich

Because I work for a large company, that has the kind of employee* that people want as customers, we have a negotiating advantage when it comes to buying things.

Which means that we have a corporate perks scheme that gives me access to things like gift cards with discounts. For instance, I live a 5 minute walk from a decent sized Sainsbury's supermarket. And one of the available gift cards gives me 5% off of Sainsbury's gift cards. So I can put a couple of hundred pounds on the gift card at the start of the month and get everthing they sell 5% cheaper than anyone who doesn't have access to this kind of perk. Like most poor people.

I'm not going to stop taking advatnage of it because, well, cheap stuff. But it doesn't feel right to me that I get things cheaper than other people because I work for a successful company.

*Like me

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