Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Luke’s bookbuying spree

Hiring good employees is tough. So we try to sweeten the pot a bit. Last fall we offered $1,000 worth of books to anyone who could find us a good employee. Luke, genius that he is, “found” himself.

Voila Luke, holding his gift cards to Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Ironically, by the time we got to cashing in his prize, Luke had moved on (a new company and a new state! Now he’s conveniently located near to the fantastic Porter Square Books and, of course, me.)

The bookstore wasn’t quite sure how to handle our request for a $1,000 gift card. Apparently they’d never done that before, and the system couldn’t handle it. So Luke wound up with five $200 gift cards. All the better for sharing.

Labels: employees, luke


  1. Katya says:

    I thought you already had a Luke . . . is this a new Luke? Or is it a title, like "Caesar"?

  2. Chad Aaron Sayban says:

    A $1,000 gift card to a bookstore is a good problem to have.

  3. Abby says:

    It's old Luke. Luke that was and now is not working for LT. He was here from Jan-Aug 09. ish.

  4. Katya says:

    Ohhh, I missed the part about last fall. Gotcha.

  5. Luke says:

    Hey, I'm not _that_ old.

  6. Shrew says:

    I am glad Luke was able to find himself!

  7. Luke says:

    I couldn't choose, pick one:

    Joke #1 – Summer camp and a guidance counselor.

    Joke #2 – Two hands and a flashlight.

  8. avaland says:

    Yay, Luke! Congrats on the book spree and the new job, although surely we are already missing you…

    Gosh, a $1000 book spree with free money, wouldn't that be incredibly wonderful self-indulgent fun . . .

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