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Even though it has been several years since the last time I worked in a traditional working environment, there is an innovation that I believe would get almost universal support in nearly any work place. Namely and to wit, I would like to institute a new pay grade: moron pay.

You see, various industries are already providing their employees with hazard pay and combat pay and overtime pay. There should be some additional money in store for those employees who are stuck working with morons.

Think about it: often working with morons adds to your work load. It certainly adds to your aggravation. Depending on where the moron works in relation to you, it can result in you doing things in a more convoluted way in order to satisfy a moronic order from above. All of these reasons make it clear that moron pay would definitely help to compensate individuals stuck in a moron-rich working environment.

The problem, of course, comes from the fact that at some point in time, we have each been someone else's moron. The definition of moron is definitely pretty lax, and while, for the most part, each of us is trying our best, we will all of us do something moronic at work that someone else will have to clean up. If only we could issue a warning that our own personal moronic behavior was in store for our co-workers, they could all sign up for the temporary moron pay, and everyone would be much happier.

Somehow, I don't see that happening any time soon.

Published Feb 07 2013, 06:07 PM by Emily Guy Birken
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frugal_fun said:

Moron Pay could easily start looking like your tax return. Sure you get credit for dealing with morons, but then you'd need to subtract out the times you were the moron in question.

I could see some people owing money every single year. ;)

February 8, 2013 12:29 PM

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