Matthew's Foray into Blogging

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Good Investment?

I figure I am costing my employer money, even at my meager salary. I am still learning. Typically, students pay to learn. I am being paid to learn. I feel a slight bit of guilt when I leave at six o’clock, even though I typically arrive half-an-hour early. However, if I work too much beyond my ten hours a day, my pay begins to slip below the hourly minimum.


  • Getting paid to learn is the best way. Most every job I've ever taken I knew nothing about to begin with. At least you have the law degree as a basis for starting.

    By Blogger jules, at 4:18 AM, February 22, 2006  

  • Thousands of people get paid to learn every year in the military, so don't feel guilty.

    At least you're getting paid more than the $14K I got paid to keep this country safe.

    By Blogger Steve, at 5:33 AM, February 22, 2006  

  • Don't feel bad. I'm being paid to earn my doctorate. And comparing my stipend to Steve's military salary makes grading some papers look like profitable work indeed.

    By Blogger English Professor, at 6:34 AM, February 22, 2006  

  • You're an employer's dream. They've got you fooled into thinking you're screwing them.

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 8:15 AM, February 22, 2006  

  • Work what you need to, then drop it and go home. I know teachers that work 7-7 every day because they think they have to.

    I can do it 8-4 like my contract calls for. I feel no guilt for leaving on time.

    My lawyer friend has always worked for himself (one other guy in the firm). He used to work just enough to pay the bills. That was a serious life style choice.

    So do what feels good and screw the man, even if he is paying you a hefty salary. Believe me, it has to be hefty compared to teaching

    By Blogger Thomas Vickers, at 2:11 PM, February 22, 2006  

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