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A friend of mine recently attended a 'Champaign Lunch', where he was compelled drink as much fizzy stuff as he could between the first and last courses. In an ideal world we'd ask restaurant staff to tell us stories about fatties stuffing themselves at All You Can Eat places, but we recognise that our members don't all work in the catering trade, so for the rest of you - tell us something about abusing freebies. BTW: Bee puns = you fail.

(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 14:16)
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Thin line between abuse and 'being useful'
I have worked in the automotive industry in the UK for around 6 years now. After a couple of years I'd made myself useful in fixing up press fleet vehicles and occasionally Directors' own cars when displaying perplexing electronic issues. Out of gratitude, a fleet manager offered to lend me a car for the weekend, and as I was going down to Cornwall to visit my daughter I jumped at the chance- nice Discovery 4x4 instead of my pokey aged Rover. Was also able to fuel it to the brink before I left so the journey that usually cost me £80 in petrol merely cost me £10 for a top up of diesel to get back.. At the time the cash saving was highly significant part of my monthly budget. Since then I have been allowed to use 'engineering assessment' vehicles on the same basis (and filling out assessment sheets based on observations) or taking troubled vehicles away and finding route cause, usually fixing them on the way.

So I have saved £££s in fuel and also been able to drive Freelanders, Jaguar XKs, XJs, Discovery 3s, Range Rovers, Range Rover Sports et cetera all in the name of doing my job. Jesus.

I now work at Aston Martin. Just waiting for my chance....
(, Mon 12 Nov 2007, 21:35, 1 reply)
Nice perk isn't it?
When my wine stocks are looking a bit depleted, I tend to grab a fully-fuelled Discovery, pop over the channel and fill the back as much as I can. All in the name of field evaluation of course...

B507 Powertrain
(, Tue 13 Nov 2007, 7:51, closed)

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