Saturday, April 14, 2007
The salaries of those self-sacrifying, dedicated professionals who give their lives to fighting poverty around the world
"Don't worry, tomorrow morning I'll send a memo to take care of this horrible salary injustice you face, you courageous, hard-working... what is it again you do at the bank?"
"Paul honey, did I understand correctly? You are going to increase my salary, just because I'm... uh... opening my legs to you? No! The horror of it! No, you can't do this to me, give me all this money for being a cheap, parasitical World Bank communications adviser! No! I want to take that money and adopt some orphans to match the color of my new purse! (Madonna is my spiritual guide, my beacon, my light! I protest! ) What!? And, on top of it, you are going to increase the salary every year? And no one at the ethics committee will ask questions?
When do I get my first upgraded check?"