Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll all tell you the same thing: I love coffee and I love power. So the other day, I’m driving down Market Street and I see this cool sign and wonder… I wonder what “Work Club” is? Clearly they have coffee and outlets, yes yes… but what does that mean? I was intrigued.
So rather than interact with the physical world and actually enter said establishment I did what any red-blooded modern American would do: I Googled it when I got home.
And that is when I learned about the magic that is Coffee & Power. It’s a work-exchange club where you register your needs, wants, and desires (within respectable reason… c’mon people focus!), as well as cool talents, skills or job abilities you may have. You assign virtual dollar amounts to your skills, and in turn, can “buy” services and goods with the “coffee dollars” you earn. Yearning for a utopian existence (not the Thomas More variety, thank you) I immediately did a brain scan of what I could offer up to barter some coffee bucks:
1) I make a mean crochet sock monkey hat…
2) I can say all fifty states, in alphabetical order, in under a minute. (True… I’ll post it one day. You’ll see.)
3) Oh yeah. I’m a writer.
So I put up an offer to do some company wordsmithing and within a DAY… voila! I had myself a gig. Not any old gig… but a super fun gig writing and editing for C&P! How great is THAT? PLUS… you get C$20.oo coffee bucks just for signing up.
Easy, fun, and a good way to support or supplement mobile workers. And I have a healthy C$$$ credit. I’m reeling from my new-found power. I must log on and find someone to do my bidding. Mwah ha ha…