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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Nobody forces the companies to pay that much to CEO's. They are welcome to find someone cheaper. So underpaying is a problem....but why is it a problem when people get paid well? What if this is what they are worth? Once again, we are counting money in other people's pockets - the money that they earn!
    CEOs don't 'earn' millions of dollars a year - they are grossly overpaid by an inflated market.

    By comparison, the US Chief of the General Staff heads a workforce of 2.26 million servicemen and women, with an annual budget of $US 750 billion. His salary plus allowances = $250,000.

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    They've all got their snouts in the trough

    Football Queensland's members' fees only went up a few dollars, but they weren't told where the money was going

    The first thing Murray Bird saw in the budget meeting was the new boss's salary, and he was "horrified".

    Former politician Robert Cavallucci was hired on nearly double the pay of the last chief executive at Football Queensland (FQ) almost $320,000 a year.

    "No-one else that I know of involved in Queensland community sport is receiving that sort of money," Mr Bird says.

    The CEO was recruited via a two-month consultancy that earned the president of the board Ben Richardson $44,000. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    CEOs don't 'earn' millions of dollars a year - they are grossly overpaid by an inflated market.

    By comparison, the US Chief of the General Staff heads a workforce of 2.26 million servicemen and women, with an annual budget of $US 750 billion. His salary plus allowances = $250,000.
    Why would we count their money in the first place? Someone obviously chooses to pay them that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Why would we count their money in the first place? Someone obviously chooses to pay them that much.
    We were talking about their sense of entitlement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    We were talking about their sense of entitlement
    My view is: you are entitled to what others are prepared to pay for your work. If people are prepared to pay more and you can refuse working for less - why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    My view is: you are entitled to what others are prepared to pay for your work. If people are prepared to pay more and you can refuse working for less - why not?
    It comes out of shareholder profits that are often stacked against the shareholder in favour of the executive. They can send the company bankrupt yet get fantastic bonuses. What happened to St George???
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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/20...GTqUPP72dZDrG0
    One more article about hardworking auzzies...some people - NOTHING can make go to work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/20...GTqUPP72dZDrG0
    One more article about hardworking auzzies...some people - NOTHING can make go to work...
    Even the government accepts reality: "Mr Littleproud said it was a "long bow" to expect dual payments, through JobSeeker and farm work, to be enough for urban jobseekers to uproot themselves. He said many unemployed people were not prepared to travel hundreds or thousands of kilometres from their home for work due to things like family commitments."

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    If workers are not brought up in the rural world they would probably find it challenging. The heat, boredom, even loneliness and very low wages. When I did in Moree in 1965 I was on fifty cents a day as were the adult Aborigines, who lived in tiny rubbish shacks on site. No electricity or anything. No bathroom or kitchen just rusty roofing iron sheeting open to the elements. Some farmers want to repeat those outcomes and not feel guilty at all.

    Blame Gough Whitlam for making the dole a humane option. And probably Holt who arranged the referendum giving Aborigines citizenship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    My view is: you are entitled to what others are prepared to pay for your work.
    So, suppose that A steals money from B and then A uses the money to hire C to do a job. But had A not stolen B's money, B would have hired D. Who is entitled to the money?
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