My favorite thing about working at Microsoft is my vanpool. It is called the Tick and is unquestionably Microsoft's premier vanpool. In fact, it might well be the premier vanpool in all of King County, "America's Leading Public Vanpool Provider"! I haven't been riding very much because my pick up time is 6:45 a.m., a time at which, as a rule, I prefer to be asleep. But when I make it, it is the best thing: no traffic woes because we speed by in the HOV, a mix of solid MSFT people (we recently added a librarian to our ranks--that's hot!), and you don't pay for gas or car repairs or anything. I'm a vanpool evangelist!

Parting shots: My Tick name is Skinner and I am the vanpool bookkeeper.