Friday, January 20, 2012

Mothers Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Free-Lance Journalists

You'll spend the rest of your natural life trying to squeeze a $200 fee out of Rupert Murdoch.

[Two comparisons come to mind: one, my friend Michael who used to run a Snap-on Tools franchise.  He said he spent half his time trying to squeeze money out of his customers and the other half trying to wrestle commissions away from his boss.  And two, my ex student who bagged carpentry for law school. He said in carpentry, the prime was always telling him--well, I can't pay you now, but I tell you what, I'll give you a bigger piece of my next job.

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