Journey in Life: 08/15/15

Saturday, August 15, 2015

"Danger money" nghĩa là gì?

Nghệ sĩ chơi violin cũng cần trợ cấp. Photo courtesy _zhang.

'Danger money' nghĩa là trợ cấp dành cho công việc nguy hiểm (extra money that is paid to someone because their job is dangerous).

Ví dụ
Health workers across Liberia went on strike on Monday to demand danger money to care for the sick at the heart of a raging Ebola epidemic that has already killed dozens of their colleagues.

"Sometimes, I think we deserve danger money," says the orchestra's co-director Miranda Hutton, as she shows me how hard it is to slide the hand down the instrument's neck when it is not anchored under the chin.

If you have ever wondered why non-executive directors of banks are paid five times the national average wage for a (very) part-time job, the Prudential Regulation Authority may have an answer: it is danger money. Under proposals covering the so-called Senior Manager’s Regime, non-execs could find themselves threatened with bankruptcy or even jail if their bank fails.

Phạm Hạnh

Tập trung cao độ

Photo courtesy Adam Hinett.

I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.
~ Unknown

Tôi quá bận rộn với cánh đồng của riêng mình để có thể biết lúa của bạn có xanh hơn.

Bài trước: Từng phút một

Từng phút một

Miệt mài sửa bản thảo*. Photo courtesy Saxbald Photography.

This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.
~ Unknown

Đây là cuộc sống của bạn và nó đang cạn dần từng phút một.

Bài trước: Theo đuổi ước mơ


* Man enjoying a cup of coffee before work at Rotterdam Central Train Station. Picture taken February 10, 2015.