Originally Posted by blaise
Corporations don't have a duty to employ the American workforce. They have a duty to their shareholders. Guess what? If they cut that CEO's salary down to $5 a year it doesn't mean employees at the bottom are going to get paid more. The employees are paid the market rate. Whining about CEO salaries is just whining.
No corporation is putting the American dream out of my reach.
You're talking about over simplifications and all you're doing is regurgitating a bunch of Occupy buzzwords and phrases.
Saying some CEO is keeping you down just sounds like the excuse making of an underachiever.
I had a similar conversation with some guys I work with. Our company built a plant in NC. There are very few people in this area that have any aircraft experience. These guys have been working for the company for a little over a year, and are good workers. One of them was ranting about how much the CEO and other high level managers make compared to their wages. I mentioned that they had started recently and were performing well. I then pointed out that it proves whoever is driving the next car on the highway presumably could do the same. I asked them what have they done to position themselves wage wise. I suggested they review the bio of the CEO. He has several degrees, MIT among other prodigious schools of higher learning. He has spent his life tailoring his skill set to his chosen profession. We are very replaceable as there is a very large percentage of the population capable of performing our jobs. However someone with his skill set is much harder to find. Damn that is a lot of typing on a mobile device lol~