IncentivesOne of my colleagues told me she had to leave work early today in order to pick up her son from school at 11:30, because the school was having a "minimum day." "Minimum day?" I asked. "What's that?" She then explained that the state pays public school teachers by the day. A "minimum day" is a day where the teachers are at work just long enough to get one whole day's pay.
Don't ever let anyone tell you incentives don't matter.