Luxury Timepiece

I have completed a lot of deals in my time as a lawyer. On only one deal, a partner rewarded each member of our deal team with a luxurious timepiece for our efforts.  Every other deal has been judged against the timepiece deal since that time.  I now make sure to clarify that I will be rewarded with a luxurious item before accepting any additional work.  One time a partner reminded me that I receive a paycheck for my hours. I had to laugh at that. That stuff goes straight to loans.  You want my hours?  Pony up a timepiece (or similarly luxurious item).