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Old 01-29-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: In AZ but my home is Wi.
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Speaking of work, I got a lot of catching up to do in here but the cable guy has been here all morning and just finished fixing the lines outside my house, thats why our internet kept going out.
But I gotta go to work so, will catch y'all in here tonight when I get home.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Lightbulb here's a few more with too little and too much

The mom who is working outside the house to help with the family income is “underpaid”. The dad who took a second part time job at night or weekends to help with covering the household expenses is “underpaid”.

The executives at AIG and elsewhere that got their bonus on top of their wages this year are “overpaid”. The CEOs that cut back on employees and had a big layoff but didn’t cut back on the salaries of the top 10% of the wage earners of the corporation are “overpaid”.

IMHO
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The mom who is working outside the house to help with the family income is “underpaid”. The dad who took a second part time job at night or weekends to help with covering the household expenses is “underpaid”.

The executives at AIG and elsewhere that got their bonus on top of their wages this year are “overpaid”. The CEOs that cut back on employees and had a big layoff but didn’t cut back on the salaries of the top 10% of the wage earners of the corporation are “overpaid”.

IMHO
Good thoughts Aksarben, and I'm sure that reflects the thoughts of all people who are just average white and blue collar workers. But I also know that some CEOs do take voluntary pay cuts in order to save costs.

The thing that bothers me the most is when we hear of lay-offs at a company to cut costs, and then you learn about the bonuses some of these top executives get, that negate the costs they saved by laying off hundreds of employees.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Japan
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I would never say that teachers are overpaid, for sure. What I would suggest is that ALL government employees are underpaid, not counting the aforementioned congressman, which I suppose would fall into the overpaid category.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:54 AM
 
Location: southern california
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overpaid
CEO, utilities care manufacturers, banksCEO
underpaid
opticians
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:18 AM
 
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Who do I think gets overpaid and underpaid ?

Simple

Those who died for our country got underpaid!

Those who sent them there got overpaid!


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Old 02-05-2009, 05:55 AM
 
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I think HairyandScary got it right.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Baseball closers. These guys make CEO's look like paupers. One of the best, last year was paid $15,000,000. His team played 2916 innings(162 games, 9 on offense, 9 on defense). He worked in half of 71 (defense only) or 2.4%. He faced 260 batters and 47 of them reached base. In other words he did his job in only 82% of the 2.4% of the time he worked. To put that in terms most of us would recognize. It would be like you getting paid $15,000,000 for doing your job 8 days a year.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Angry William McGuire of United Health Care

United Healthcare's Stock Options Problems


UnitedHealth's board rewarded McGuire, granting him options to buy shares. As the stock price rose the value of those options swelled to $1.6 billion by the end of 2005.


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