Career Opportunities

Media Type: Film Clips Topic: Game Theory, Incentives

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A young man who has a job as a night janitor at Target after washing out of several other jobs.  Instead of cleaning the store, as he’s supposed to do, we see him shirking on the job by doing things such as roller skating around the store, eating candy bars from the shelves, and watching movies. While roller skating he is surprised by a young woman who has hidden in the store to escape her overbearing father.  When she approaches and asks what he’s doing in the store, he replies “I work here.”  The scene provides a great example of the principal-agent problem.

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