Doctorin’ And Lawyerin’ And Laborin’ (September 5, 2011)
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D “After the team gives the usual heroic effort and pulls off a miracle, the patient and family proclaim ‘Thank God’. When God decrees a different but ultimately inevitable outcome, the family always wonders whether I could have done more.”
L “If the outcome is favorable, the client takes credit and says that he should not have to pay. If the outcome is unfavorable, the client assigns blame and says that he should not have to pay.”
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Bumper stickers of the week:
Ernesto “Che” Guevara, M.D.; Fidel Castro, J.D.
“How can I ever repay you?” “You can pay my bill?”
“What do lawyers use for birth control?” “Their personalities.”
The Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 intended in part to increase the cost of working an employee more than eight hours a day so that others would be hired and put to work. Employers now hire workers for less than eight hours a day so as to avoid the requirements of the statute and thus pay fewer benefits to those few individuals who are hired.