Thursday, December 21, 2006

jack and jill

Jack and Jill both work for the same high school. Jack is the principal and Jill is the vice-principal. One day the government tosses Jack in prison for being Jewish and Jill is promoted to the top job. 5 years later a more liberal government takes over and releases Jack who reapplies for the job as principal of the school. Jack is a better candidate and so gets the job and Jill gets demoted to vice-principal.

Has the new government harmed Jill? Is she due compensation?

Addendum: The issue is not weather Jill should have been demoted, it's the extent of the government's moral responsibility for the harm done to Jill by releasing Jack.

2 comments:

GT said...

It all depends on the terms of Jill's contract with the government.

If I could have written her contract, then she would not be due any compensation.

Spelling tip: it's principAL

stuart said...

that's embarrassing. I watch the Simpsons; the new principal Flanders says, "I plan to put the pal back in principal!"

There is no question of the terms of the contract, that’s all fine (it’s a private school by the way). Jill is harmed by government action, is she due compensation as a result?