Law Religion Culture Review

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Friday, March 16, 2007

The Employee.

I overheard a woman's cell-phone conversation about her interview at a law firm in our building.

She exuded excitement about the prospect of getting hired. She told the person on the other end, "I am so excited about this job."

Her very next sentence spoke volumes.

She said: "You get 16 days off a year."

The very thing that animated her about this job was that she would not have to do this job for 16 days a year.

This attitude perfectly exemplifies an employee mind-set. I read an interesting book by Robert Kiyosaki that examined the differences between employees and entrepreneurs. I'll explore these distinctions in a later post.