Just because you like your job doesn’t mean they don’t have to pay you to show up.*


David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Avatar Barry says:

    There’s a term ‘fresh meat’ industries, where there are a vast number of people wanting to work there, even after filtering out all of the unqualified ones.

    Or, as best put in graffiti allegedly on the wall of the women’s bathroom in the intern lounge at MTV:

    ‘Working at MTV is like having a beautiful boyfriend who beats you’.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Barry says:

      The first job I ever had (excluding my paper route) was at a movie theater. Free movie tickets! No flipping burgers (though there was the matter of popcorn). It was, as far as sixteen year olds go, a “prestige” job.

      The problem was, they knew it. And acted accordingly.

      My second job was at McDonald’s. McDonald’s at least knew that you would rather be somewhere else, and I was treated a heck of a lot better there. Made more money, too, marginally.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan in reply to Barry says:

      This was not my experience at all. I made good money and I paid good money to those I employed, both of which indicate that there was a shortage of people qualified to do the job that I did, or that I needed done.Report