“The general rule that we tell students is that people should work until the pleasure of earnings from the last hour of work falls below the hardship imposed by that marginal hour.
In many cases, though, we unfortunately can’t make choices about that marginal hour.
Our 63-year-old friend, a specialist in pediatric oncology, was — so I thought — a workaholic. Nonetheless, he wanted to cut back a little, perhaps from 100 percent to 75 percent work time (which meant from 60+ to 45 hours per week), because the money was less important than before and he wanted more leisure.”
I say, “Ouch!” Goodnight, everyone.