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After Grades, What Else Can We Alter to Make Ourselves 'Look More Attractive?'

My mind is spinning now that I've learned that law schools are willing and able to retroactively inflate by 0.333 every grade recorded by their students over the last few years if it will make their students "look more attractive in a competitive job market." I just didn't know that this kind of thing was even on the menu of options!

Frog Now that we know that it's possible for an institution to instantly change what was previously considered to be an "etched-in-stone" number, the next question to me is what other areas of life this can be applied to? Please help me develop a list here. I'll throw out a few to get the ball rolling:

1. Pants sizes: Why should people have to wear blue jeans that say "Waist 38" on them? Blue jeans makers should deflate the size written on each pair (so size 38 now becomes 32) to make their customers "look more attractive in a competitive dating market."

2. Batting averages: The league-wide batting average in the American League is consistently 5 to 10 points higher than the average in the National League. The National League should inflate all of its players' averages by 8 points to make their players "look more attractive in a competitive free agent market."

3. Am Law 100 "Profits per Partner:" Your law firm's PPP is $2,000,000 but mine is $1,000,000. How is this helping me? Law firms should inflate their reported PPP figures to make their firms "look more attractive in a competitive legal market."

What else? Please add to this list!

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 22, 2010 at 11:41 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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