While thousands of people are getting laid off and losing their jobs, some people who have been chained to their desks and blackberries for the past six years are getting year-long paid vacations! Associates at Skadden Arps were offered a 1/3 of their salaries to take a year off and/or practice Pro Bono law. For most associates at a big law firm, the lure of having some time off and still getting paid, even if it’s only a third of their salaries, is a pretty sweet deal. Of course, lord knows what you’re returning to…but it’s better than sitting around and waiting to get axed while working 20 hour days. Right?