Anyone else catch this story about the girl getting paid by her company not to show up to work for a year and travel the world and get paid $80,000 while doing so. Oh the humanity, stories like this make me want to do something crazy and irrational with my health like go bungee jumping off a bridge or watch “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Turns out it’s not all good, she’s actually a lawyer and has been toiling away, working 14-hour days (with probably very little vacation) at a no-nonsense job for the past six years, and she’ll have to go back to it after the year’s up (if they take her back):
Looking to cut costs like everyone else, but not prepared to lay off associates, Skadden [her employer] has chosen instead to offer all of its associates — about 1,300 worldwide — the option of accepting a third of their base pay to not show up for work for a year. (So far, the partners have no equivalent arrangement.)
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