I’ve got a new job. Well, I’ve been in the job for about a year and a half now. At my old job my employer charged for the coffee. I figure I spent an average of about .50 a day on coffee. Doesn’t sound like much, does it? But multiply that by 185 working days a year (I’m a teacher). That’s $92.50 a year. Again, it doesn’t seem like much, but I have found that it is the small stuff that adds up.
I have a new job now where the coffee is free! If I work there for 10 years I will save close to $1,000.00 on coffee. I try to explain to my new colleagues what a wonderful perk that is, but some of them don’t seem to get it. Not only do they not appreciate the free coffee, I see them coming into work carrying coffees that they have purchased at Dunkin’ Donuts.
My new employer is a private, for profit school so I am making the maximum contributions to my new 401K and socking the coffee savings into my Scudder Cash Investment Trust.