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(NPR)   Since 2000, CEOs of fast food chains have seen their salaries quadruple. Their employees, however, have seen their salaries decrease by a minimum of 1%   (npr.org) divider line 78
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2014-04-22 09:38:12 PM  
12 votes:
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2014-04-22 08:04:30 PM  
9 votes:
Um, subby? If they didn't lower workers' salaries, how would the companies be able to quadruple the salary of their CEO? Jesus, try thinking every now and then.
2014-04-22 10:13:45 PM  
5 votes:

austin_millbarge: fusillade762: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x625]

That guy has a very punchable face. And I haven't eaten a single one of his shiat pizzas since he took that stance.


I used to eat at Papa John's, because it was convenient for me. After how he acted during the 2012 election and afterward, I'll never spend one red cent there.

I know, I know... I'm stifling his right to free speech, but that cum-lapping sh*tbag can eat a bag of dicks and die in a dumpster fire.
2014-04-22 09:48:22 PM  
5 votes:

fusillade762: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x625]


That guy has a very punchable face. And I haven't eaten a single one of his shiat pizzas since he took that stance.
2014-04-22 08:13:13 PM  
4 votes:
It will all trickle down any day now.
2014-04-23 12:25:38 AM  
3 votes:

GoldSpider: What's with all the eat-the-rich circle-jerk threads today?


Let's think about that... The last few years have seen a massive economic recovery - for those who actually own capital of some sort (stocks, real estate, etc.), while for the majority of people in the US, their standard of living has never recovered to pre-2008 levels. The people who caused the whole farking problem got away with many types of criminal fraud and never received anything other than token fines. When people got upset and marched in the street, the news was like "what do they want, these crazy folks?!?". This was shortly followed by demonization of the protesters and a police crackdown.

Then, they ran a farktard who was born on third and thought he hit a triple for president, and he actually had the nerve to call 47% of the country "moochers". That is, the poor and working class, the people who clean his hotel rooms, make and serve his meals, people who often work multiple jobs and still have to get food stamps in order to be able to afford both rent and food.

Then, to top in all off, the Supreme Court eviscerated campaign finance laws, giving the rich even greater leverage to control the county.

Is this hard to understand? Most people are in the working classes, they are paid by others, they are employees, and they see the rich get much richer while they are struggling under increasing rents, energy costs, etc., and when they ask for a raise are told "we can get a hundred like you".

Just maybe, maybe, the anger against the rich - less than 70 of whom literally own as much as half the people on the entire planet - maybe this anger is justified. Maybe people are angry because of what they see and experience.
2014-04-22 11:14:19 PM  
3 votes:

Lokkii: Cheer up fast food workers. As usual, upwards pressure on wages will accelerate the drive towards mechanization and automation. In 20 years fast food worker wages won't be a problem any more since there will only be a dozen or so in the country.

Gas pump jockeys were first, right now it's grocery store checkout clerks, and soon it will be burger flippers.


Good.  I'm all for a society where all the mindless drudgery is done by machines and a guaranteed basic income that can allow as many people as possible to focus on creative pursuits that will increase the number of artistic and technological breakthroughs.
2014-04-22 10:26:56 PM  
3 votes:

king_nacho: a good CEO that can run a large scale corporation is much harder to come by than a person that can create and serve food in a restaurant.


Apparently you entered a portal in 1980 and just now returned.

Here's what you missed... (true for the vast majority of CEOs, not all). CEO pay is rising faster than their returns to investors. Even companies that don't have an active CEO, like when they have an interim CEO continues to run and usually continues to grow. Basically the CEO is like a feudal lord. He's appointed to a position where he pays himself and rewards himself using math that has zero relation to his performance. They basically belong to a good-ole boys club where they all get raises no matter how they perform.

Taken as a whole, your average regional manager of a few convenience stores could probably run any Fortune 1000 company if they had to.
2014-04-22 10:11:53 PM  
3 votes:

GoldSpider: What's with all the eat-the-rich circle-jerk threads today?


Supply and demand.  The free market is just meeting the demands of the consumer for rich-bastard steaks.
2014-04-22 10:11:33 PM  
3 votes:

Just another Heartland Weirdass: If you start paying the people who actually do the work then prices will get so high that they won't be able to buy the big macs they are making. Then everyone goes on welfare. If thats what you want you can move to Europe, but you should know my friend went there and said this guy told him he would rather live in the US because he had to wait in line to see a doctor once. If we weren't number one why would every person in the world want to live here.


Oh, look, it's this bullshiat again.
Even doubling hourly wages will not double prices:  Wages as percentage of cost of goods sold*.

*Hint: COGS is significantly lower than the price to customers.
2014-04-22 10:02:05 PM  
3 votes:
If flipping burgers were simply a punch-the-clock job for live-at-home teens who eventually go on to long-term careers in other industries, I wouldn't have a problem with this.

For far too many people, however flipping burgers has become their career.  You can't expect someone to raise a family on minimum wage.
2014-04-22 09:59:10 PM  
3 votes:
let them eat off the dollar menu!

*cough cough cough*

static4.businessinsider.com
2014-04-22 09:52:03 PM  
3 votes:
If you give the workers more money they will just spend it on something instead of using it to create jobs like the wealthy do.
2014-04-22 09:07:47 PM  
3 votes:

Frederick: Pocket Ninja: Um, subby? If they didn't lower workers' salaries, how would the companies be able to quadruple the salary of their CEO? Jesus, try thinking every now and then.

Well, they could add non-food stuffs to the food to lower costs.

/mmmm, yoga mats


This actually annoys me. Just because a chemical is used in something you wouldn't want to eat, doesn't mean that the chemical is automatically something you want to keep out of food.

Bug spray is mostly water, but you don't see people demanding water be removed from all of their food and drink.
2014-04-22 08:31:06 PM  
3 votes:

sigdiamond2000: I also own numchucks.


Their spelled "numbchucks," dumbass. On account of they make you all numb when they hit you.
2014-04-23 09:22:18 AM  
2 votes:

SpectroBoy: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 700x876]

But worst of all, he makes some seriously shiatty pizza. And THAT I can not forgive.


He actually owns 3 mansions around the country.

You start a billion dollar business out of your home and employy tens of thousands of people all over the world and you to can live in a mansion.


He's not some fat cat wallstreeter, or CEO who got his job/$$ via conenctions or was in the born lucky club. He was a guy like you or I who made a businees.

I think everyone should live like that. You think no one should.
2014-04-23 08:29:56 AM  
2 votes:
cdn-www.i-am-bored.com

But worst of all, he makes some seriously shiatty pizza. And THAT I can not forgive.
2014-04-23 12:01:34 AM  
2 votes:

js34603: It's really weird that the people doing the labor don't make as much as the people who own the business. I really thought the guy dropping fries after upwards of 30 minutes of training was going to make more than the owner of the company.

Or if not more, than like 1/2 as much at least. They're practically equally valuable so they should get paid pretty much the same.


Nice misdirection. Nobody is suggesting the fry-guy make 11 million. Just that he should be treated as more than expendable slave labor.
2014-04-22 11:59:48 PM  
2 votes:

MrBallou: If those workers want a decent wage, they should study and all become CEOs themselves.


I know you're being snarky, but this is what many people believe, and it's the great lie of our system. "If everyone tried harder, we wouldn't have any poor people." The world only needs so many CEOs, doctors, and such. There are always going to be people at the bottom end of the ladder, but society as a whole functions better when they can functionally survive and contribute to it.

To run our world as a cutthroat competition and to tell the losers they deserve to eat out of dumpsters and die young is a disgraceful way for an advanced civilization to function.

Not to mention the fact that the last thing the rich want is tens of millions more millionaires, as it would dilute their wealth and make them less special, and we can't offend the delicate precious snowflakes.
2014-04-22 11:23:25 PM  
2 votes:

12349876: Lokkii: Cheer up fast food workers. As usual, upwards pressure on wages will accelerate the drive towards mechanization and automation. In 20 years fast food worker wages won't be a problem any more since there will only be a dozen or so in the country.

Gas pump jockeys were first, right now it's grocery store checkout clerks, and soon it will be burger flippers.

Good.  I'm all for a society where all the mindless drudgery is done by machines and a guaranteed basic income that can allow as many people as possible to focus on creative pursuits that will increase the number of artistic and technological breakthroughs.


radicalunjobbing.files.wordpress.com
i concur.
2014-04-22 10:54:24 PM  
2 votes:
It's a fact that wealth and power are being concentrated into a ever smaller group of people. For me the question is how long that is sustainable. And I think the answer is until it's too late.
2014-04-22 10:42:26 PM  
2 votes:
Oh, crap. Capitalist pig latin is here, isn't it?
Is it going to make up bullshiat excuses for idiotic executive compensation; perform ad-hominem attacks on farkers who both stayed awake through and understand basic macroeconomics, and who have a grasp on historical reality since, say, 1947; or just dismissively refer to people with common sense as liberals?

Somebody please tell it that no matter how lovingly, thoroughly, and gently it licks their arses, the plutocrats it defends will never, ever allow it in their club.
2014-04-22 10:39:36 PM  
2 votes:

Sticky Hands: Cubansaltyballs: What if the CEO's pay was tied to profits? Has the company's profits quadrupled? No? Than f*ck off.

CEO pay is almost always tied to profits either directly or indirectly via stock price.
that's why they are so quick to hack jobs.
dropping jobs make the bottom line number look good in the short term


Stock price is not tied to profits. Sometimes they correlate, most times they don't.

But what about companies that don't really innovate or need to innovate? Like oil companies. You mean to tell me if the CEO of Chevron isn't there people are going to stop buying gasoline?
2014-04-22 10:35:54 PM  
2 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: This is what farklibs actually believe.


Sorry if I'm not some bootlicking republican.
2014-04-22 10:30:35 PM  
2 votes:

clancifer: It will all trickle down any day now.


Don't piss on me and tell me it's raining.
2014-04-22 10:19:09 PM  
2 votes:

king_nacho: a good CEO that can run a large scale corporation is much harder to come by than a person that can create and serve food in a restaurant.


A good CEO is nothing without the people who work in their stores.
2014-04-22 10:13:13 PM  
2 votes:
Although I do support fast food workers earning more money, it should be noted that any amount they do earn does not effect the salaries of CEOs.

Worker's payroll comes from the owner/operators of the individual stores, which often operate on very thin margins.

The operators are paying royalties the corporation, (in significant percentages often on top of to contributing to national advertising funds).

The CEO is being paid by the corporation, which is basically sitting on top of the pyramid.
2014-04-22 09:53:38 PM  
2 votes:
Time to tax all executive bonuses at 95%
2014-04-22 08:34:47 PM  
2 votes:

sigdiamond2000: Sorry I guess I'm not some loser English major like you.


I think the word your looking for is "looser."
2014-04-22 08:14:38 PM  
2 votes:
If those workers want a decent wage, they should study and all become CEOs themselves. They're just a bunch of losers.
2014-04-23 01:43:32 PM  
1 votes:

Brainsick: Bonzo_1116: Yeah_Right: I case anyone hasn't done the math....

CEO make $22,000,000
Yum Brands has about 17,000 fast food stores (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut combined)
Assume there are ~10 fast food workers at each store.
Take every last dime from the CEO's compensation and divvy it up among the workers...

22,000,000/177000 =  and extra $124.30 per year.

Feel better yet...?

The $22,000,000.00 would be better spent researching how to keep the inner hard shell crunchy on their multi-layered taco things.

$1294.11 without adding an extra 70,000 franchises into your math...

Your point is still stupid because it's not a 1/1 exchange. CEO's get things like company cars (sometimes with a driver), paid accomodations when they travel, benefits packages that often include perks like (personal) cars, houses, and stock portfolio's...there's a lot more to what a Fortune 1000 CEO 'makes' than their salary


/college football and basketball coaches are even more greedy


And the point here is even more stupid because even if you double your 1294.11 you still don't take an every employee from minimum wage to anything that resembles a middle class salary.

Which is fine, because minimum wage jobs should not be middle class. Call me what you will, but the janitor who vacuums after the <insert professional trained occupation here> gets done for the day should not make as much as a said professional with years of training and experience. Unskilled labor by definition is not worth as much because it requires no skill.

The same goes for pulling a basket of fries out of the grease, flipping burgers etc. If your cash register has pictures rather than numbers, perhaps you are not expected to be as sharp as a tack.
2014-04-23 11:33:37 AM  
1 votes:

Deep Contact: WhyteRaven74: dmoynihan: low-skill workers can only demand so much these days before automation happens.

Ah yes, just threaten them if they dare demand better for themselves.

Didn't seem like a threat. Just reality.


"We wont raise your wages because that would force us to look at our finances for several years from now and all we care about is next week's numbers. So if you dare want higher wages, which would damage our next week's numbers, then we'll go out of our way to pour loads of money into the research and application of automation, which is a long term finance issue which will lower next week's numbers, in order to remove you for to daring to question us and/or wanting better for yourself."
2014-04-23 11:28:35 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Gentoolive: TNel: Gentoolive: A machine can make a bigmac, keep crying and soon enough your entry level job will be nonexistent.

Then when we are at 30% unemployment and people are stealing everything that isn't bolted down then what?  Be like China and build cities for the hell of it then just let them sit around rotting?

Perhaps they can go make 6 figures in the oil fields.

Oh, fartbongo's still preventing that.. Never mind, I guess they farking die.

We're producing more oil and gas than we have in decades.


in-spite of Obama, not because of
2014-04-23 10:44:05 AM  
1 votes:
Almost none of the fast food workers around here speak English these days.

Everyone does know, I hope that the FF corporations don't own many of their own stores. Most of them are franchises.
2014-04-23 10:11:33 AM  
1 votes:

Realist29: Since when does the CEO of these corporations set the wages of employees that are part of a FRANCHISE? They don't. That is up to the owner of said franchise. Just sayin'. Crappy analogy to tug at our heart strings.


Came here to say this as well.

/not in the business
//any idiot could figure this out
2014-04-23 09:50:59 AM  
1 votes:
Fast food places and stores like Walmart are actually being responsible Democrats. See, if they paid workers more, they'd use that money for drugs and booze. Since they pay them less, their workers qualify for food stamps instead, which can only be used for food.


But the best part always is "Minimum wage isn't a living wage!! Derp!!" because it is so easy to disprove. First, people are not dying while working at McD or Walmart, so obviously it is a living wage. But. If these people weren't getting enough money for food and clothing, McD and Walmart would realize that paying more would lead to more sales at their own businesses. It would be a no brainer to get their bonuses, higher stock prices, etc. Which means that these people do earn exactly enough money for food, clothing and shelter, because it is not economically advantageous for their employers to pay them more.
2014-04-23 09:41:39 AM  
1 votes:

TNel: Gentoolive: A machine can make a bigmac, keep crying and soon enough your entry level job will be nonexistent.

Then when we are at 30% unemployment and people are stealing everything that isn't bolted down then what?  Be like China and build cities for the hell of it then just let them sit around rotting?


Perhaps they can go make 6 figures in the oil fields.

Oh, fartbongo's still preventing that.. Never mind, I guess they farking die.
2014-04-23 09:38:55 AM  
1 votes:
Given that the minimum wage has gone up since 2000, there is zero chance that the pay of workers has declined.

Also, hourly workers don't have salaries.
2014-04-23 09:25:12 AM  
1 votes:
Choices in life.... how do they work?

/jealousy is a biatch
2014-04-23 09:22:28 AM  
1 votes:

Mr. Oizo: If flipping burgers were simply a punch-the-clock job for live-at-home teens who eventually go on to long-term careers in other industries, I wouldn't have a problem with this.

For far too many people, however flipping burgers has become their career.  You can't expect someone to raise a family on minimum wage.


Perhaps they shouldn't be spitting out crotch fruit while working for minimum wage.

Lemmings, all of ya.
2014-04-23 09:17:25 AM  
1 votes:

kling_klang_bed: "But, but, but......... if we pay them more, we'll have to raise prices!"

That's the first answer you'd hear from these CEO's.


Welcome to the free market.

You guys really are lemmings..
2014-04-23 09:16:14 AM  
1 votes:

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Time to tax all executive bonuses at 95%


Worked out well for the French..

Do you people understand business at all, or just autorage against anyone that makes more than you?
2014-04-23 09:11:45 AM  
1 votes:
A machine can make a bigmac, keep crying and soon enough your entry level job will be nonexistent.
2014-04-23 08:06:16 AM  
1 votes:
This is why Farklibs will never be CEOs, and will be getting me my fries.

Liberal economics is funny. Punish anyone who makes money, and somehow that makes everyone happier and wealthier.....
2014-04-23 04:56:02 AM  
1 votes:
Papa John Schnatter himself had $2,750,000 earnings in 2010, split that yearly earning with all 20,700 Papa John's employee's equally (they all deserve equal portions, not on actual value to the company) and everyone get's a check for $132.85. The guy who actually established the brand that is employing thousands of people is the bad guy? Insanity.
2014-04-23 03:24:31 AM  
1 votes:

generallyso: demaL-demaL-yeH: By "too late", do you mean Guillotine time?

The police/military/mercenaries will ensure that never happens.


Never underestimate the power of starving family members.
2014-04-23 12:11:58 AM  
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: MrBallou: If those workers want a decent wage, they should study and all become CEOs themselves. They're just a bunch of losers.

You jest, but I have been assured they could all be plumbers. There is totally enough demand for that.


Too true. But we don't have much of an apprenticeship thing anymore. Besides, in my area people just hire illegals who know enough to poorly sweat a joint, and then file insurance claims when the black mold forces them out of the house.
2014-04-22 11:57:33 PM  
1 votes:
As others have pointed out, the CEOs of the fast food joints do not set wages of workers at their franchises.  Franchise owners don't care how much they have to pay the workers.  They care what it costs to employ them.  Between myriad employment taxes, insurances, and other costs, the disparity between cost of employment and wages is growing.  Employers can't afford to pay workers more precisely because so much of their COGS dollar is spent on labor costs that the employee will never see.  Every tax, every insurance that the employer supposedly pays is, in reality, paid by the employee.  He must be productive enough that the owner of the company can charge that amount back to the customer.  The fact that an employer must pay $30/hour for labor and can only give the employee $10/hour is not the fault of employer.  Every time the government (fed, state, or local) steps in and orders the company to help the employees out, it's the employee that must pay.  Companies either make a profit or go bankrupt.

Right now, a lot of companies are reporting record profits.  But if you read a lot of the financial reports carefully, you will note that an awful lot of companies are missing their top line forecast.  But, because of the fed pumping money into the economy, stock prices continue to rise.  Those rising stock prices help companies, between buybacks and dividends, show those record profits on the bottom line in spite of falling short on the top line.  Unfortunately for the workers, stock price increases and handsome dividends from companies the employer may have invested in are not part of the COGS calculation.  Auditors very much like it if you can demonstrate that you're not losing money on every piece you sell.

The rising stock prices skew this report in one other significant way.  Most, if not all, of the CEOs listed derive a substantial percentage of their income from stock options, stock gifts, and the valuation of thier stock portfolio.  If all of those things are rising, it stands to reason that their demonstrated income will also rise significantly.
2014-04-22 11:44:05 PM  
1 votes:

Sticky Hands: I'm sorry I did make it clear that I do not consider smash and grabbers as anything other than thieves. I do not measure success as what they take home, but how much better the company is than when they started.

But even if one did measure success by how much they take home... Mr Bezos is worth some 23 billion dollars... so there appears to be some correlation there.


yeah, but Amazon makes nothing.

My overall point is that I think the vast majority of CEOs are parasites that bring no value, increase nothing, and basically give themselves raised based on the inertia and brands that were built by someone else. Sears is a great example, so is lehman brothers.
2014-04-22 11:31:03 PM  
1 votes:

Bonzo_1116: Yeah_Right: I case anyone hasn't done the math....

CEO make $22,000,000
Yum Brands has about 17,000 fast food stores (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut combined)
Assume there are ~10 fast food workers at each store.
Take every last dime from the CEO's compensation and divvy it up among the workers...

22,000,000/177000 =  and extra $124.30 per year.

Feel better yet...?

The $22,000,000.00 would be better spent researching how to keep the inner hard shell crunchy on their multi-layered taco things.


$1294.11 without adding an extra 70,000 franchises into your math...

Your point is still stupid because it's not a 1/1 exchange. CEO's get things like company cars (sometimes with a driver), paid accomodations when they travel, benefits packages that often include perks like (personal) cars, houses, and stock portfolio's...there's a lot more to what a Fortune 1000 CEO 'makes' than their salary


/college football and basketball coaches are even more greedy
2014-04-22 11:14:23 PM  
1 votes:

Lokkii: Cheer up fast food workers. As usual, upwards pressure on wages will accelerate the drive towards mechanization and automation.  In 20 years fast food worker wages won't be a problem any more since there will only be a dozen or so in the country.

Gas pump jockeys were first, right now it's grocery store checkout clerks, and soon it will be burger flippers.

As a side note, if you disapprove of a company's business practices, be it CEO salary, wages paid to their employees, or their stance on the environment or gays:  don't shop there.


It's getting to the point, then, of where do you shop? Sure, there's companies like Costco, but more and more, they are the exception rather than the norm.
2014-04-22 11:10:18 PM  
1 votes:
Since when does the CEO of these corporations set the wages of employees that are part of a FRANCHISE? They don't. That is up to the owner of said franchise. Just sayin'. Crappy analogy to tug at our heart strings.
2014-04-22 11:09:08 PM  
1 votes:
I can't bring myself to care what CEOs make.  But I think it's interesting that so many people do with such passion.
2014-04-22 11:00:24 PM  
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: By "too late", do you mean Guillotine time?


The police/military/mercenaries will ensure that never happens.
2014-04-22 10:47:34 PM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: No, just some clown who thinks a manager of a few convenience stores could run GE or Morgan Stanley or International Paper.



John C. Faraci? Seriously? One of the five most overpaid CEOs?
"International Paper lost 63% and $21 per share that same year, slightly better than Abercrombie. That did not stop CEO John Faraci from drawing a total of $28.2 million according to the report. As a means of maximizing his compensation - or as wags might say, a hedge in case he destroyed the company - Faraci reaped "$21 million in pension payments while still working at the company. Faraci, 59, has been CEO for six years." There was no comment on whether other IP employees were allowed to draw pensions while still actively employed."
2014-04-22 10:43:53 PM  
1 votes:

toadist: I appreciate those CEO's.      Fast Food places providing jobs,  and a good value for customers.

Much better than some ripoff place like Panera or TGIF.

In the lousy economic climate that Washington has helped to prolong, if those CEO's are still amking progit they deserve medals along with their millions.        They are keeping us afloat.


Go kill yourself please
2014-04-22 10:41:08 PM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Cubansaltyballs: Debeo Summa Credo: This is what farklibs actually believe.

Sorry if I'm not some bootlicking republican.

No, just some clown who thinks a manager of a few convenience stores could run GE or Morgan Stanley or International Paper.


Have you seen what the people at those companies have done in the last few decades? How could someone do it worse?

These CEOs are not Oracles or wizards. Most of them don't do sh*t.
2014-04-22 10:40:04 PM  
1 votes:

R5D4: Although I do support fast food workers earning more money, it should be noted that any amount they do earn does not effect the salaries of CEOs.

Worker's payroll comes from the owner/operators of the individual stores, which often operate on very thin margins.

The operators are paying royalties the corporation, (in significant percentages often on top of to contributing to national advertising funds).

The CEO is being paid by the corporation, which is basically sitting on top of the pyramid.


it was never implied that one affects the other, but the idea is that if the tide is rising, it should lift all boats, not just the yachts. The wealth gap is a real thing and it continues to get bigger.  This is another example of that.
2014-04-22 10:36:46 PM  
1 votes:

mutterfark: GoldSpider: What's with all the eat-the-rich circle-jerk threads today?


[videos.videopress.com image 400x216]
When you can't eat any more sand, you eat the rich.


...Or wear them

adventurecampradio.com
2014-04-22 10:32:42 PM  
1 votes:

balial: Presumably the CEO's salary is up 4x because there's 4x the number of stores and responsibility he/she is presiding over. The there's ample opportunity for workers to do 4x the hours and get the same benefit.

Why is this even a question?


If that's your measurement, shouldn't the average employee's wage rise in line with "same store sales growth"????

What if the CEO's pay was tied to profits? Has the company's profits quadrupled? No? Than f*ck off.
2014-04-22 10:32:18 PM  
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: king_nacho: a good CEO that can run a large scale corporation is much harder to come by than a person that can create and serve food in a restaurant.

Objection: Facts not in evidence.

Counterpoint/rebuttal:
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Do you feel chastised enough, or should I introduce you to more examples?


Rick Wagoner was so good that he helped bankrupt one of the biggest companies in North America. That man can LEAD
2014-04-22 10:30:58 PM  
1 votes:
As a shareholder of Yum brands for about 12 years, I say good job management. Price is up about 8-fold since then.

You guys should start your own corporations. Then elect yourselves to the board and pay everyone the same. See how that works out.
2014-04-22 10:29:07 PM  
1 votes:

toadist: I appreciate those CEO's.      Fast Food places providing jobs,  and a good value for customers.

Much better than some ripoff place like Panera or TGIF.

In the lousy economic climate that Washington has helped to prolong, if those CEO's are still amking progit they deserve medals along with their millions.        They are keeping us afloat.


Is this sarcasm?
2014-04-22 10:20:40 PM  
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king_nacho: a good CEO that can run a large scale corporation is much harder to come by than a person that can create and serve food in a restaurant.


Objection: Facts not in evidence.

Counterpoint/rebuttal:
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graphics8.nytimes.com

Do you feel chastised enough, or should I introduce you to more examples?
2014-04-22 10:19:50 PM  
1 votes:

toadist: I appreciate those CEO's.      Fast Food places providing jobs,  and a good value for customers.

Much better than some ripoff place like Panera or TGIF.

In the lousy economic climate that Washington has helped to prolong, if those CEO's are still amking progit they deserve medals along with their millions.        They are keeping us afloat.


Jesus, the bootlickers sure showed up in force. Get a memo?
2014-04-22 10:14:40 PM  
1 votes:
Presumably the CEO's salary is up 4x because there's 4x the number of stores and responsibility he/she is presiding over. The there's ample opportunity for workers to do 4x the hours and get the same benefit.

Why is this even a question?
2014-04-22 10:13:53 PM  
1 votes:
a good CEO that can run a large scale corporation is much harder to come by than a person that can create and serve food in a restaurant.
2014-04-22 10:04:33 PM  
1 votes:

Just another Heartland Weirdass: If you give the workers more money they will just spend it on something instead of using it to create jobs like the wealthy do.


Exactly. Thwy will just spend it on stuff like food.
2014-04-22 10:02:48 PM  
1 votes:
If you start paying the people who actually do the work then prices will get so high that they won't be able to buy the big macs they are making. Then everyone goes on welfare. If thats what you want you can move to Europe, but you should know my friend went there and said this guy told him he would rather live in the US because he had to wait in line to see a doctor once. If we weren't number one why would every person in the world want to live here.
2014-04-22 10:00:23 PM  
1 votes:
cps-static.rovicorp.com

img.fark.net

And this song sums it all up perfectly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXXzaaL8Khw

(Lol, fun fact too is that McDonald's actually tried to get this band banned in Australia)
2014-04-22 10:00:09 PM  
1 votes:
it is sick, it is wrong, it is disgusting, it is shameful

in fact i'll bet ANY company could get along without a CEO
and do just fine.


take the money he or she woulda got and split it between everybody working there.
2014-04-22 09:59:32 PM  
1 votes:

MrBallou: If those workers want a decent wage, they should study and all become CEOs themselves. They're just a bunch of losers.


You jest, but I have been assured they could all be plumbers. There is totally enough demand for that.
2014-04-22 09:58:03 PM  
1 votes:

austin_millbarge: fusillade762: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x625]

That guy has a very punchable face. And I haven't eaten a single one of his shiat pizzas since he took that stance.


Came here to say this.
2014-04-22 09:55:40 PM  
1 votes:
"But, but, but......... if we pay them more, we'll have to raise prices!"

That's the first answer you'd hear from these CEO's.
2014-04-22 09:01:44 PM  
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Pocket Ninja: Um, subby? If they didn't lower workers' salaries, how would the companies be able to quadruple the salary of their CEO? Jesus, try thinking every now and then.


Well, they could add non-food stuffs to the food to lower costs.

/mmmm, yoga mats
2014-04-22 08:37:53 PM  
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Ah, but the Internet has made CEOs ten times as productive. In a single round of golf, they can close ten deals instead of just the one with whoever they are playing with by using email.

Meanwhile, all of the rest of the workforce is less productive because for them the Internet is a distraction that causes them to goof off all day.

So you see, the average worker is actually stealing wealth from CEOs because of the disparity in the amount of effort they each put in.
2014-04-22 08:32:28 PM  
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Pocket Ninja: sigdiamond2000: I also own numchucks.

Their spelled "numbchucks," dumbass. On account of they make you all numb when they hit you.


Sorry I guess I'm not some loser English major like you.
2014-04-22 08:25:08 PM  
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: They should of went to night school like I did instead of being burger flipper's. I'm a DM now and I own a motorboat and 7 katana's.


They pay you to be a DM. Alls I get is Mountain Dew.
 
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