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“There is tremendous pressure on younger lawyers to produce 2,000, 2,200, 2,400 billable hours. Well, that produces an unlivable kind of life. People who are in [some] firms do not have time to perform community service. They don’t have time for their families.”

 - Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Recently, Elon Musk made a stir by sending out a 1 a.m. email to Tesla employees laying off 7 percent of them and telling the rest to work harder to save the company and the planet. Electric vehicles, he explained, had to become more affordable to achieve Tesla’s “mission of accelerating the advent of sustainable transport and energy, which is important for all life on Earth.” So, essentially—have another latte and get back to work saving the planet. The business media reaction was mixed, with many saying that pushing employees this hard is bad for employees and for the bottom line.

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