The Curmudgeon


Thursday, November 01, 2012

Whatsoever is Right, That Ye Shall Receive

Faced with a possible investigation into breaches of the national minimum wage law, the angels of the Reverend Blair have hurriedly decided to pay some of Tony's humblest servants the minimum wage that Blair's first ministry introduced some little time ago. Although Tony has never been one to allow petty legalities to interfere with his holy mission for Mammon, it seems he will condescend to obey his own laws now and then; we are not, after all, discussing anything so quaint and outdated as the Geneva Conventions or the United Nations charter. It is just possible that Tony thought his chances of being the next Archbishop of Canterbury would be improved either by not paying people or by paying them; in any case, he or his angels appear to have compromised by agreeing to pay as few as they can get away with. Some cavilling imp from Intern Aware pointed out that even the new arrangement "isn't just unfair on interns who are asked to work for free, it excludes those who can't afford to"; but this is almost certainly not the whole story. This is a Reverend Blair enterprise, so undoubtedly there must be financial advantages as well as social ones.

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  • At 6:17 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    Feudalism only wished it could have invented unrecompensed interns. So now internships will be limited to one or two months duration.


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