I work at Trader Joe's. One of my favorite phrases at work is "product knowledge". As an employee of the Joe's they want me to know about what we sell. This means I get to try a bunch of stuff at work on a regular basis. We have weekly tastings along with random new products just being opened and sampled on a whim.
So wonderful. This magical concept doesn't just apply to food. For example, yesterday I spent the first half hour of my shift trying 6 different German wines. Oh, and a bowl of chocolate covered pretzels, some crackers and salami as well.