I spend a lot (too much) of my free time on HBT, and I enjoy reading about what people are into outside of brewing. Some of you guys and gals have pretty cool jobs. There are people that have access to really cool equipment or even coworkers with expertise in interesting fields.
So, I started thinking, what are some of the things you consider to be fringe benefits of your job. They could be explicitly offered to you, or just an implied benefit. They don't necessarily have to be brewing related.
Please post up some of the things that you like the most about your job separate from your salary, actual job duties, etc. I'd like to keep this positive. In other words, please don't start complaining about whether people should or should not have these benefits. This isn't a debate. It's just a way to share the neat things that we encounter through our work.
Mine is this: I'm a teacher at a Technical High School. Today we got about 5 inches of snow and schools are closed. So, I am sitting on my couch, drinking coffee and watching robots with my little boy. I'll use the day to play in the garage and work on my brew rig that I am just starting to build. Also, since I work in at a "Tech High," I have access to a master electrician, an auto repair guy, an engineer, nurses, a print shop, etc. I really dig having those guys to bounce ideas off when I want to.