Wage-and-Hour Challenges in Drug Sales

In the recent movie, “Love and Other Drugs,” the lead character Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) gets a job as a pharmaceuti- cal sales representative (PSR). At a family dinner, Gyllenhaal’s messy, overweight, but very business-savvy brother, played by Josh Gad, explains the appeal of his brother’s job to their parents. As Gad ex- plains to them, PSR positions are the only entry-level jobs in America that can pay “a hundred grand a year.” (And there was no mention of overtime pay in the movie dialogue!)


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