hey, I know I'm not perfect.
I was part of a 20% ''reduction in force'' year ago, and it cost them a more than a week's pay per year to get rid of me and the other employees that were cut, so it depends on where you work and what you do.
True enough. But what I see wrong with CEO and board salaries lately is a bit like Congress, they get to set their own by ''scratching each other's back''. And it seems out of line often enough. Could I be wrong? sure. And to me, it seems they're often out of line.
If you screw up the other guy's deal, it ain't gonna make yours better.
But from outside at least, it often looks like that is what they are doing. Do I expect to make what a CEO makes? hell no. But it rankles when CEO's and board of directors keep raising their salaries while cutting back on number of workers and benefits in their companies. So they're making their deal better while screwing up the companies workers deal.
Ask an American Airlines worker how they felt a few years ago when they were agreeing to cutbacks to help ''save the company'' and found out just after they agreed that the CEO and Board of Directors had quietly moved assets outside the 'restructuring'' to protect untouched their golden parachutes. (And no, I don't work for them and never have.)
Can I do anything about it other than grouse? Only the bit you suggest about not owning stock in the company. And I'll confess, what stock market investment I have are in indexing funds, and I don't know exactly who and what they own from month to month.
It doesn't matter what the other fellow is getting. Not your business.
I already noted that you have made that opinion clear in the past and the right amount is ''all the traffic will bear''.
Hell, where I work now pays me lots more than I could make doing similar work in 90% of the places around here. So maybe I am as greedy as anyone in taking the job here.
But oh well, what do I know? I'm just a blue collar factory worker, just an interchangeable part in business. I'm not to be compared with the intellectuals and artistic types am I?
Shrug, have a good weekend, I knew we disagreed totally on this, and don't see it changing.
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