Expense Account, Mint
At the height of the economic and market boom, a friend on a defined benefit pensionable job in the government was being wooed by several firms in the financial sector. This was before the Pay Commission and he took home all of a quarter of a lakh each month. The move to the private sector would simply add a zero behind that amount. Plus perks, of course. His dilemma was this: his base level service years were not completed, making him ineligible for pension if he quit the government now. The private employer he was comfortable joining was unwilling to wait for the two years left in his service, but was willing to offer a joining bonus, that if invested, would make good a part of that pension foregone.