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September 23, 2013
I sit at Dan's old desk. When the phone rings, I say 'hello' and transfer the call to Dan's new desk. It's my job.

While sitting there today, waiting for the phone to ring, I wondered whether there might be something else I could do -- just to make myself useful. I went next door to talk to my boss. Couldn't we get a machine to do my job? Couldn't we have the phone company forward the calls?

He told me the recently passed Employer's Rights Act made it cheaper to pay my salary than to do either of those things.