When someone else is paying, do you go for the steak dinner or the salad?
The latter? Me, too, but the greedy part of me wants the rib-eye, the appetizer and the Baked Alaska.
However, in this age of cutting pork, a very lucky crop of executives still get to travel on business, have their meal and entertainment expenses reimbursed and stay in temporary housing. Those fortunate few may even have the luxury of working remotely or hosting company off-sites in fancy gated communities where outdoor kitchens, pools with grottoes and mountain views are standard ways of team building.
With the real estate fallout and the state in dire need of economic stimulation, California vacatation rentals pose excellent opportunities for corporate America to house their leaders, whether for long-term projects or short-term situations while candidates get settled in their communities.
Per the owner’s description of the Pasadena vacation rental above, “See the coast and Catalina Island on a clear day, downtown Pasadena views and purple mountain majesty every evening.”
That hardly sounds like work at all.