I guess some things will never change. I recently hired a temp to fill in while my secretary was off for six months on maternity leave. Trying to arrive at an agreeable wage, I asked her what she expected to earn. The temp replied, "Well ... the minimum I could possibly work for is four hundred a week." I told her I'd give her that much with pleasure. The temp shook her head and replied, "With pleasure, it'll be $600 a week."