For those of you that work, I've decided that we should all work for free. You know, go to work, have bosses take advantage of us, work long hours and do it all for free.
As an attorney, people get really mad, offended and upset if I mention that part of the reason why I do my job is for the money. Like they don't go to their job for the money. Sure, I like to help people but I also like to pay my mortgage and buy my girls outfits. Why, because I have a degree that "helps people" am I supposed to work for nothing? When you think about it, all of our jobs help people in some capacity and most of us get paid for them.
Law school was three years of heinous war crimes. It was horrible. Every second of it. On good days I studied roughly 10 hours per day and that's just for school--not for the bar exam. That's a completely different animal of its own.
As an attorney, my days are filled heatedly read aggressively and not without yelling
negotiating with other attorneys because our clients have gotten themselves into some kind of mess. Do I ever take clients for free? Yes! Do I ever comp billable hours. Every month! But, my clients don't go to work without a paycheck. Why should I?
Tonight in ballet some girl looked at me like I was, in fact, a war criminal when I said that the money was part of the reason why I did my job. I mean seriously. A V.E.R.Y. dirty look. I've decided to make it one of my life's missions to deliberately bring it up that I don't want to work for free. Even for those of us that really like our jobs, if we weren't getting paid I doubt we'd spend 40+ hours per week doing it. Sure, we might spend part of that time, but I for sure wouldn't be pulling my 60 hour weeks.
Ugh. I'm so mad.
hugs, love and money grubbing chihuahua kisses