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If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?

 
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If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
If YOU were a CEO would you opt out of significantly less money so lets say your average worker could make more? If this were possible of course. Lets say for the sake of argument you made 5 mil per year. Would YOU drop your wage to 1 mil per year so and give your employess higher raises?
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12/13/2012 07:11 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
I would, who needs 5 million a year? The CEO of Costco only makes 500,000 per year and pays his employees very well and benefits also. This is the kind of people we need in todays society, not Hedgefund managers who make 75 million a year and contribute literally nothing to the life and wellbeing of others.
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12/13/2012 07:17 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
I would, who needs 5 million a year? The CEO of Costco only makes 500,000 per year and pays his employees very well and benefits also. This is the kind of people we need in todays society, not Hedgefund managers who make 75 million a year and contribute literally nothing to the life and wellbeing of others.
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This

even 500,000 seems excessive

200,000 is more practical

What does a person need this much for...
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12/13/2012 07:19 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
When the global economic crash comes the ones who will NOT survive are the pampered rich

the ones who could live off 5 bucks a week

these will survive
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12/13/2012 07:35 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
My brother has done this for the last eight years.

Still lives in the same house he bought 31 years ago and drives a 1991 chevy pickup. He does have a sporty car for the weekends...it's over 10 years old.

His employees (including me) are paid very well and have great health insurance. We all including the families are very loyal and will do anything to aid in the company.

My father was like this also.

Dad, always used to tell us; it's a great thing to makes lots of money but, ot's no fun unless you share with the ones that helped you make it.
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12/13/2012 07:38 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
My brother has done this for the last eight years.

Still lives in the same house he bought 31 years ago and drives a 1991 chevy pickup. He does have a sporty car for the weekends...it's over 10 years old.

His employees (including me) are paid very well and have great health insurance. We all including the families are very loyal and will do anything to aid in the company.

My father was like this also.

Dad, always used to tell us; it's a great thing to makes lots of money but, ot's no fun unless you share with the ones that helped you make it.
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What is the name of this company?? I want to work for it.

I am not kidding.

I have worked for so so so many bad places.

I need nice place to work for.

I am smart and a hard worker

Both a nursing degree and an IT degree and a paralegal degree

many years in all 3

I can give you my contact

thank you

L
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12/13/2012 07:39 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
If YOU were a CEO would you opt out of significantly less money so lets say your average worker could make more? If this were possible of course. Lets say for the sake of argument you made 5 mil per year. Would YOU drop your wage to 1 mil per year so and give your employess higher raises?
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Hell no..this is a capitalist country, you commie socialist can just shut the hell up and pull that plow.

Someday you can be the CEO, once you quit whining and bitchin
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12/13/2012 07:40 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
No.

A CEO is paid to bring big profits. Biggest the better.

But if it was MY company (instead of just running it) you can bet I would share profits with my workers.

Different strategies apply.
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12/13/2012 07:40 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
a ceo doesn't deside the working of a company its the board of directors. a ceo is just 'the face' of a company
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12/13/2012 07:40 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
I would still give myself a hefty paycheck, but no, I wouldn't make 500x what a worker makes. Why? Inequality never works out well in the long run. Ask Marie Antoinette.
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
If YOU were a CEO would you opt out of significantly less money so lets say your average worker could make more? If this were possible of course. Lets say for the sake of argument you made 5 mil per year. Would YOU drop your wage to 1 mil per year so and give your employess higher raises?
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What is the purpose of business, asshat? Is it to provide jobs and benefits to people? No. Is it to supply a product or service? No. Is it to serve the community? No. The purpose of any business, from a kid's lemonade stand to a billion dollar corporation, is to MAKE MONEY FOR THE OWNERS!!!
Its not a freaking charity for fiscal malcontents.
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
My brother has done this for the last eight years.

Still lives in the same house he bought 31 years ago and drives a 1991 chevy pickup. He does have a sporty car for the weekends...it's over 10 years old.

His employees (including me) are paid very well and have great health insurance. We all including the families are very loyal and will do anything to aid in the company.

My father was like this also.

Dad, always used to tell us; it's a great thing to makes lots of money but, ot's no fun unless you share with the ones that helped you make it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27489647


What is the name of this company?? I want to work for it.

I am not kidding.

I have worked for so so so many bad places.

I need nice place to work for.

I am smart and a hard worker

Both a nursing degree and an IT degree and a paralegal degree

many years in all 3

I can give you my contact

thank you

L
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29134382


I wish I could truly.

We don't have a turnover rate.
The last person I hired was in 2005.
We hire the employee kids when out for the summer or before the ship off tot he military or collge. Only to instill some work ethics in them. Keep them from getting bored and in trouble.

Not bashing you at all but we have found out throught the years it didn't really matter how educated one is. The more the better but there is a point. It's all about performing. You either get it/do it or you don't. It's all about teamwork and loyalty.
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12/13/2012 08:11 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
If YOU were a CEO would you opt out of significantly less money so lets say your average worker could make more? If this were possible of course. Lets say for the sake of argument you made 5 mil per year. Would YOU drop your wage to 1 mil per year so and give your employess higher raises?
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Absolutely not.

However, i would give an incentive whoch would give all staff a bonus if all targets are met, and maybe an increase if sales and revenue increase in accordance to productivity onhthe shop floor.
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12/13/2012 08:15 PM

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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
If YOU were a CEO would you opt out of significantly less money so lets say your average worker could make more? If this were possible of course. Lets say for the sake of argument you made 5 mil per year. Would YOU drop your wage to 1 mil per year so and give your employess higher raises?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24513878


Absolutely not.

However, i would give an incentive whoch would give all staff a bonus if all targets are met, and maybe an increase if sales and revenue increase in accordance to productivity onhthe shop floor.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29335662


I like that idea, but don't give the bonus to the whole staff, only those who actually contributed. There will always be folks on board who will do just enough to keep their jobs and let the others go above and beyond if they know there will be a bonus either way.
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
I think there comes a point where more money would not make a difference in your lifestyle. If you have more than enough to live high off the hog for generations, what's the point of being greedy for more?

I think it use to be this way. The 'boss' of the company was a wealthy man, but company employees were paid a living wage as well and, so, company loyalty was high. People didn't switch jobs as much as they do now in order to move up. They stayed for 20-30 years and retired at the same job. Boss still had the big mansion, boat, limo, but he wasn't a greedy swine and had a higher sense of morality.

Now a days, morality and company loyalty are out the window, as they go hand in hand. The boss will get rid of your ass before your old enough to retire so he can hire some illegal for a quarter of what he paid you. He's addicted to his profit margin, and laughs at all the little peons doing his bidding for chicken feed and shoddy insurance benefits, if even that. He doesn't give two fucks if your kid needs an operation to save his life or if your family is being evicted. He doesn't even want to hear about it. Do your job and shut up. You are not human to him, you are just a resource.

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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
for the most part, it would not help. Most companies where the CEO makes that much, have thousands of employees, and when you break down the math, it works out to less than a buck a week per employee.
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12/13/2012 08:23 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
My first action as ceo would be that the ceo was to never receive more than 3X what the lowest worker made.
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12/13/2012 08:33 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
I would, who needs 5 million a year? The CEO of Costco only makes 500,000 per year and pays his employees very well and benefits also. This is the kind of people we need in todays society, not Hedgefund managers who make 75 million a year and contribute literally nothing to the life and wellbeing of others.
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This

even 500,000 seems excessive

200,000 is more practical

What does a person need this much for...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29134382


Why 200,000? and who are you to decide the worth of.a person? How about Ithonk ypu are worth20,000 no more no less? Commie
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12/13/2012 08:34 PM

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NO.


Next question.
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12/13/2012 08:36 PM

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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
Here is a question:


Do YOU have more money than someone else?
If you do... then why don't you give your extra to them?
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
Here is a question:


Do YOU have more money than someone else?
If you do... then why don't you give your extra to them?
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I agree. There are loads of people who want to split other peoples money, shoot they can start by splitting their own.
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
Without a doubt. Actually, would set up some type of profit sharing as well.
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
Here is a question:


Do YOU have more money than someone else?
If you do... then why don't you give your extra to them?
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I agree. There are loads of people who want to split other peoples money, shoot they can start by splitting their own.
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This isn't about forcing other people to split their money, the OP is simply asking if you had the good fortune to become a well off CEO would you take a wage cut so your OWN employees could be a bit better off. That's it.
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
I would give each employee their own private vending machine and a personalized beverage of their choice. I would encourage them to eat as much as they want to ensure that they become big fat asses and then reward them with trips to the roller coaster theme park.

I would give their children free scholarships to study archery abroad and a dental plan just for their spouses.

I would make them all take numerous breaks throughout the day and host random snowball fights with snow cones to break the monotony.
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
If YOU were a CEO would you opt out of significantly less money so lets say your average worker could make more? If this were possible of course. Lets say for the sake of argument you made 5 mil per year. Would YOU drop your wage to 1 mil per year so and give your employess higher raises?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24513878


Absolutely not.

However, i would give an incentive whoch would give all staff a bonus if all targets are met, and maybe an increase if sales and revenue increase in accordance to productivity onhthe shop floor.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29335662


I like that idea, but don't give the bonus to the whole staff, only those who actually contributed. There will always be folks on board who will do just enough to keep their jobs and let the others go above and beyond if they know there will be a bonus either way.
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Agreed, perhaps a performace related pay structure which would weed out the lazy oiks who can be replaced bu more dedicated employees and bonuses for those who went beyond the call and duty of their role. Also I woukd like to offer things like turkeys at xmas and family days to keep morale.
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12/13/2012 08:58 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
I would launder money in the Caymans

And run guns under the table.

Just kidding.

Or was I

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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
If YOU were a CEO would you opt out of significantly less money so lets say your average worker could make more? If this were possible of course. Lets say for the sake of argument you made 5 mil per year. Would YOU drop your wage to 1 mil per year so and give your employess higher raises?
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NO.

I do not.

I would never.

Fools.
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
My brother has done this for the last eight years.

Still lives in the same house he bought 31 years ago and drives a 1991 chevy pickup. He does have a sporty car for the weekends...it's over 10 years old.

His employees (including me) are paid very well and have great health insurance. We all including the families are very loyal and will do anything to aid in the company.

My father was like this also.

Dad, always used to tell us; it's a great thing to makes lots of money but, ot's no fun unless you share with the ones that helped you make it.
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Your situation is rare,unfortunately.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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12/13/2012 09:06 PM

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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
Here is a question:


Do YOU have more money than someone else?
If you do... then why don't you give your extra to them?
 Quoting: mikebo2


I agree. There are loads of people who want to split other peoples money, shoot they can start by splitting their own.
 Quoting: Booted and Suited


This isn't about forcing other people to split their money, the OP is simply asking if you had the good fortune to become a well off CEO would you take a wage cut so your OWN employees could be a bit better off. That's it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14896274


"WELL OFF" is relative. A person starving considers YOU well-off.

Why not share your wealth?

Most people who make 250K a year are living pay check to pay check just like you and I. They have a bigger house and bigger bills but it is essentially the same situation.

Is it only fair to make rich people give up things they have for the betterment of the whole or does it apply to us all?
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12/13/2012 09:09 PM
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Re: If you were a CEO for a big corporation would you opt to make less so your workers could make more?
Here is a question:


Do YOU have more money than someone else?
If you do... then why don't you give your extra to them?
 Quoting: mikebo2


I agree. There are loads of people who want to split other peoples money, shoot they can start by splitting their own.
 Quoting: Booted and Suited


This isn't about forcing other people to split their money, the OP is simply asking if you had the good fortune to become a well off CEO would you take a wage cut so your OWN employees could be a bit better off. That's it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14896274


They don't get it, according to most Republicans, Fox News viewers etc. the idea of millionaires or billionaires paying their employees anything above minimum wage is socialism or class warfare.

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