January 17, 2006

Overqualified and Underpaid

Mike used to be the Regional Director of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and now he is a judge at the GAO among other things. I tell you this, because he also enjoys acting as my executive assistant, personal chauffeur, and when I am in town, my morning coffee maker. Mike signs my checks, mails my bills, moves boxes for me, and sends out the dry cleaning (and picks it up); he even finds the time to volunteer at the Kennedy Center. He's also married to my Italian Mother, which makes him infinitely more valuable as an executive assistant -- perhaps indispensable. Mike, I appreciate you, and I hope you get all the recognition you deserve. Especially since I can't pay you. Of course, you have a free place to stay in Italy!

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