Getting Paid in Ether?

Greetings, not sure if this should be posted here or to the main subreddit for Ethereum. If it isn't feel free to remove this post. However, I do have a question in regards to Ethereum and getting paid in it. For those who have been paid in ether, how did you handle the process of it? Did you cash it out on coinbase or other exchanges? Or did you use some type of card service to spend your ether that way? I will obviously hold some as well for long-term investment also.