While we celebrate our bounteous economy with its minimum wage laws and healthcare requirements, I must say I cannot recall in my nine-month job search ever running across a job for more than thirty hours a week. Granted, I cannot compete with the average high-school dropout who speaks 56 languages and programs in 32. However, I am convinced that, along with the accelerated math and English coursework kids master before reaching dropout age, a twenty-first century education must also include training for how to convince your bosses you really do need to get to your other jobs when you told them you had to.