"Old Joke Revisited". Would you be willing to come to work early and go home late, put in extra time on weekends, not have nay life outside the office â€¦ Perform stupid degrading, banal tasks, socialize only with your co-workers, and kiss corporate butt every day, for an annual salary of, say ... a million dollars? Okay. Excellent. Sign here. Wait a minute! This says I only get eight thousand a year with no benefits! Who do you think I am?! We've already established what you are, Ms. Paley. Now we're just haggling over price.