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CEO pay vs average worker pay

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, May 24, 2013.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    I'm curious as to what argument could possibly justify this.


    This is just one example of the vast gulf between CEO pay and average worker pay. Here's another graphic that illustrates this


    What is the justification for this kind of disparity?
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  2. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    Consider the hourly wage for someone like A-Rod or Kobe Bryant or [fill in the blank for a sports superstar here] and compare it to the hourly wage for someone in the PR department for the team that employs the superstar.

    Is that justifiable?

    If it is, then this disparity is justifiable with similar reasoning. If not...
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    CEOs make a lot of money, but they spend a lot of money.
  4. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Why does it need to be justified?
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Apples and oranges.

    Anyone with a certain baseline intelligence can, through hard work and study, acquire the knowledge and skills to become a CEO.

    But no matter how much work and practice one puts in, he or she cannot rise to the top of a sport without winning the genetic lottery.
  6. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Just once I'd like to see a shareholders board tell a CEO to pound sand if he or she has a bad year. Just once I'd like to see a suit fucked over by Right to Work.
  7. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    c.f. J.C. Penney.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Dream about threesomes with SEC cheerleaders instead. More pleasing thoughts and a better chance of happening.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    The average Wal-Mart worker is responsible for four aisles in health and beauty. The CEO is responsible for 2 million jobs and thousands of stores.

    It's not like Wal-Mart's pay structure is a secret. And yet workers continue to work there, and there's a steady line of applicants.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    If the average worker doesn't show up to work for two weeks, those aisles fall behind in terms of merchandise and service. A CEO doesn't show up to work, the company continues to exist.

    I should know. I worked for a company whose CEO took over 3 months off for his bad back. The company didn't fall apart without him.
  11. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    Piss on all of you peons and pass the grey poupon!

    Oh and most top management can be missed for days if not weeks and business continues.
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It's just bad business repeated over and over again in many companies. They overpay for the CEO. They just do. Far too often, the CEO is just a "confidence face" for a stock price. You can recruit those for far cheaper than what those folks are paid.
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