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Report: Government paralegals paid 'to do nothing'

USPTO paralegals getting paid to be idle

All work and no play is netting some government workers some hefty paychecks.

A report released late last month from the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has found that at least 19 paralegals have been getting paid between $60,000 to $80,000 a year to sit around and play around on social networking sites, do some online shopping, chat on the phone, and even watch television.

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Alexis Harrison

Alexis Harrison is a Connecticut-based writer and public relations professional whose career spans both print journalism and broadcast news. Alexis started her professional life as...

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