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"lurks and perks"

Posted by R. Berg on March 14, 2006

In Reply to: "Lurks and perks" posted by Patrice on March 13, 2006

: I have been trying to find the origin of the phrases "lurks and perks" (or "perks and lurks"!!) Meaning the extra benefits of a job or position. Any ideas??

Perks are PERQuisites, the privileges that attach to a job. Lurks might be opportunities for access to information (if you hang out in the executives' washroom or lunchroom, you hear useful things), but I'm just guessing.