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Friday, July 13, 2007

Awesome Article in the Onion.

Funny because it is so true.

Ty Braxton, 23, continues to hide his fun and fulfilling life from the full-time employees of Hale & Dorr, the Boston law firm for which he has temped since July.


Braxton, who earns roughly one-fourth of what the firm's lowest-seniority full-time employees make, said he has no desire to make his coworkers feel bad about their "boring, shitty lives."


Though Braxton said he sympathizes with his coworkers, he added that the decision to pursue a prestigious, high-paying career path was entirely their own.

"They wanted to go for the brass ring and really live the good life," Braxton said. "What they don't seem to get is that the key to living the good life is to avoid that brass ring like the fucking plague."

Ezra Klein observes "Income doesn't define his status because, at the moment, he doesn't much need income. This will change. Quickly." Which is true, of course, but I think Ezra is just jealous.

OK seriously Klein works like a dog because he wants to help the US achieve health security and not for income or status (but I still think he is jealous of the young and carefree).

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