12/18/2007

A simple comparison of salaries

A 50 year old CEO with an annual income of $2m quits his job. His total income will be $2m plus perhaps another $2m for severance pay. $4m! A 50 year old Minister with a similar income quits, assuming he is entitled to a $1m pension and lives till 85, his total income will be $2m plus $1m x 35 years or $37m! And he stands to earn the additional $35m without having to lift a finger for the next 35 years. It could be more if he lives till 100 years, another $15m. I would want to apply to be a minister. I don't mind the cursing and swearing at me everywhere, I don't mind the sick jokes on me, I don't mind at all. It is a little sacrifice. It is ok. And I don't mind the hard work. I can still tell myself that I am working for the good of the people and country. Just pay me the millions. It is worth every cent.

3 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

> I don't mind the cursing and swearing at me everywhere, I don't mind the sick jokes on me, I don't mind at all. It is a little sacrifice. <

Thick skin is a necessary quality if one is to pursue one's "dreams".

However, it's not only about you—your children (and family) will be the ones to endure the ridicule too. They're in the direct line of fire, having to hear what a cunt or asshole their dear-ol'-dad is.

redbean said...

buy them a ferrari each and all the cool chicks will be swooning around them. who cars about what is posted in the internet?

Matilah_Singapura said...

You would subject your family to ridicule, scorn and bullying—most of which will be off the net (like in school)?

That speaks volumes about your character. None of it good, I'm afraid.