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(AlterNet)   With law schools churning out so many lawyers, you knew this was going to happen sooner or later: Federal Judge announces wage-less job opening; calls working for him a "moral commitment"   (alternet.org ) divider line
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6472 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Nov 2012 at 4:02 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-24 04:19:41 PM  
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Fizpez: It's freaking wrong - even if it is happening to lawyers. Acceptance of this moving through a few hundred iterations over then next few years means that any meaningful career begins with a year (or two or more eventually) of unpaid servitude.


I have not heard a single good argument why people should be paid wages at all. Wages inhibit the ability of the job creators to provide prosperity. Why should someone be obliged to provide a living wage if someone will scrub the coal mines for free?
2012-11-25 11:34:04 AM  
1 vote:
In any event, I came back to the thread because I found this:

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2012-11-24 07:58:58 PM  
1 vote:
Although Judge Martinez isn't going to pay the successful applicant, and reserves the right to fire this person arbitrarily at any time, the judge is asking whoever takes the job "to morally commit to the position for one year." (In other words, don't think for a moment it's OK to quit this non-paying job just because a paying job comes along.) As an added extra bonus, the posting states unequivocally that "there is no possibility of the position turning into a paid position with Judge Martinez."

Please let me know who takes this guy up on this "job" so I know to never go to them for legal help. What is Martinez going to do if you walk off the "job"? Refuse to release your last $0.00 paycheck?
2012-11-24 06:54:51 PM  
1 vote:
What's next? Unpaid whores?
2012-11-24 04:50:47 PM  
1 vote:
this is a funny article because my friends and i all had several interviews for paid internships. of course, we didn't major in liberal arts and then try to dig our way out by going to law school. a good rule of thumb for choosing a major is anything that has more than 25% women is useless. exception for nursing of course.
2012-11-24 04:48:22 PM  
1 vote:
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Moral

Commitment

/Your honor, I don't think these words mean what you think they mean.
2012-11-24 04:45:04 PM  
1 vote:

que.guero: In the new America employers would rather hire those who don't *need* the job as those workers are invariably less motivated by wages and more motivated by doing what they want to do/are good at. Would you rather have a lawyer who is stressed about about paying off their student loans or one who can devote all their time to innovating ways to increase billable hours?

It may not be fair, but it is sound business.


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2012-11-24 04:37:04 PM  
1 vote:

que.guero: In the new America employers would rather hire those who don't *need* the job as those workers are invariably less motivated by wages and more motivated by doing what they want to do/are good at. Would you rather have a lawyer who is stressed about about paying off their student loans or one who can devote all their time to innovating ways to increase billable hours?

It may not be fair, but it is sound business.


Cuz being born wealthy makes someone a brilliant, selfless innovator.
2012-11-24 04:06:33 PM  
1 vote:
Kinda funny its happening to lawyers. I'm trying to feel some outrage....really
2012-11-24 02:17:32 PM  
1 vote:
2012-11-24 02:08:40 PM  
1 vote:
This judge should be immediately removed from office by whatever means necessary.
 
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