Sunday, March 27, 2011

A conflict in priorities


One who is contracted to work at a job for an hourly wage is not permitted to rise from his work before the elderly or the wise, if rising would reduce his effectiveness at his work. Working honestly for one's employer is of higher priority than rising to show respect.

[Note: I believe that this would not apply to a job in which one was contractually permitted to take occasional breaks like this.]

(Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 244:5)

Have a great day,

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