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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:14 am
    Link: How Much More CEOs Make Compared with Workers - Slide the bar to see the rates over the years.
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    tamahau Male 30-39
    259 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 1:18 am
    That`s some crazy sh*t.

    465 times MORE than the average worker??!

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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:07 am
    2000, boom of the internets
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    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
    374 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:07 am
    Crazy.
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    artfulartist Female 18-29
    182 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:07 am
    haha the heads!
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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2007 at 2:09 am
    That must be a lot of money o.o Or it could be the inflation of money to make it seem like a lot of money.
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    korygonz Female 18-29
    59 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:20 am
    does anyone have a needle so i can pop his b`loon head?
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    artfulartist Female 18-29
    182 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:25 am
    my goal for the future...marry a CEO
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    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
    374 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:28 am
    ^Zomg, great idea. =]]
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    wslonger Male 30-39
    102 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:28 am
    You can get paid alot for being a useless, a55kissing moron. Ans get paid very little for busting your hump.
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:30 am
    Work it out though... lets say the average worker earns £5 ($10) an hour... That means the average CEO earns about £2500 ($5000) an hour! Means the average CEO earns 4M a year?!
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    banana_benda Male 40-49
    144 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:31 am
    frightening isn`t it beternal. but true neverless
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    loser7984 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:35 am
    wow.. that is.. kk im listening to my parents and going to a GOOD college now haha
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    Bondagevamp Female 18-29
    350 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:36 am
    Dumbo needs to actually comment instead of saying the same thing in every post. Wish this wasn`t so true, I like how they compared it with heads though
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    FrcknA Male 18-29
    151 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:37 am
    And some of them still need to steal from their companies or the people to feel rewarded.
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    Radic393 Male 18-29
    136 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:59 am
    why does it stop at 2005? bleh. interesting.
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    JHSpring26 Male 18-29
    492 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 4:35 am
    baby jesus is crying plain and simple
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    apttodo Female 18-29
    796 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 4:46 am
    Yeah I am getting pisted off at this Dumbo0416 person too.
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    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 6:02 am
    Smarter than you = More money than you
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    will_lee Male 18-29
    99 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 6:40 am
    gee...its not like they have a better education, handle more responsibility and often work longer hours, sometimes 18 hr days...lets all hate them!
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    D0Ze Male 18-29
    147 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 6:40 am
    I miss freelancing :,(
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    DoubtingTom Male 13-17
    40 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 8:07 am
    hmmm i`m not too sure aboot this, as Beternal said, if you find out what the average worker earns, which is around the £16,000 mark, then the average CEO is earning absolute millions, while in practice they earn something like £350,000 a year (+ bonuses i guess)
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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 8:35 am
    big head distrcated me
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    Gagala Female 30-39
    76 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 8:46 am
    I chalk it up to New Age crap. What happened when traditional religion for the masses gradually dissolved is a seriously mindless "whatever we can get away with" approach to life. It`s not like there are 6 or 7 ultra-evil people in the world sitting around a conference table in a skyscraper somewhere. This is the result of nothing more than greed as guidance.

    Meh, just me chattering the last gasps of the Old Regime, which was already over by the time I was born. I don`t plan on adjusting - I just hate it here and will never get along with what`s left over.

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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 9:40 am
    "What happened when traditional religion for the masses gradually dissolved is a seriously mindless "whatever we can get away with" approach to life."

    I agree

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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    439 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:24 am
    "That must be a lot of money o.o Or it could be the inflation of money to make it seem like a lot of money." Inflation would raise both wages and not affect the ratio.
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    Malletman Male 18-29
    679 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:30 am
    On 8/1/2007 6:02:33 AM AtomicMuffin wrote: Smarter than you = More money than you

    Are you f*cking kidding? Neurosurgeons only make about a mill or two a year.

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    KaylaParker Female 13-17
    7 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:32 am
    Actually I`d rather be a brain surgeon.
    Assuming I wouldn`t be CEO of some major corporation.
    Like McDonald`s.
    Anyway, interesting how the regular workers do more work than the CEOs.
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    Malletman Male 18-29
    679 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:33 am
    I wouldn`t necessarily say that, Kayla. The ordinary worker at least has the benefit of going home and being done. The CEO has constant worries. It may be more physically tolling, but a CEO`s job still isn`t easy...

    But it sure as hell isn`t 400 times harder. :-P

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    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
    272 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:49 am
    The CEO`s aren`t making MORE money, the workers are paid less =D
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    Invad3r_Tak Female 13-17
    66 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:57 am
    That`s one big head...
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:42 pm
    It gets cut in half from 200 to 2002, internet bubble ftw. Then it just goes right back up again. And to all of you who say it`s fair because they handle more work, etc... Think of it this way. Fire one CEO, hire 485 people. Even if each person puts in one day of work a year, you`ll still get more done than the CEO, even if he works through holidays and vacation time.
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    And all that crap about higher education make no sense too. The difference is the type of higher education. The CEO may have a business degree, while the code-monkey working for 485 times less dough may have a masters in computer engineering.
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 12:45 pm
    *465, but it still works.
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5976 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 1:30 pm
    My uncle is a CEO and is rich, that explains it
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    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 1:42 pm
    I`m becoming a CEO now.
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    guardateciel Female 18-29
    727 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 2:20 pm
    blah that`s sickening
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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    so not fair
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    mrwnt Male 18-29
    334 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 3:48 pm
    That is an outrageous number guys, but let`s think about this. I don`t have a problem with the person who built the company out of nothing getting that much money, but someone who just got promoted getting that much more for not that much more work is just wrong.
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    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
    600 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    Aww look, a nausea inducing balloon diagram!
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 4:01 pm
    o_O
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 4:24 pm
    DAAAAAAAAAAMMMNNNNNNN

    Why?

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    louise22d Female 13-17
    64 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    I don`t get it, what is everyones problem? If the only thing the CEOs have better than a normal worker is being a kiss up and a degree then just do the same and stop moaning about how unfair it is. If it`s that `simple` then anyone could do it, so it`s not unfair.
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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 6:08 pm
    D=
    That sickens me.
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    astafinesta Male 40-49
    55 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 6:11 pm
    louise22d, there is only room for one CEO per company.
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    ImNoGod Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 6:27 pm
    So what, they earned it.
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    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 7:47 pm
    "And to all of you who say it`s fair because they handle more work, etc... Think of it this way. Fire one CEO, hire 485 people. Even if each person puts in one day of work a year, you`ll still get more done than the CEO, even if he works through holidays and vacation time."

    It doesn`t work that way. You take a large corporation employing tens of thousands of workers and 485 more people doesn`t change a thing. A good CEO versus a bad CEO on the other hand can singlehandedly affect the profitability of the company by hundreds of millions of dollars per year or more. It`s not the amount of work they do, it`s the effect they have on profit.

    That being said, there are bad CEOs that still get paid ridiculous sums of money and get golden parachute severance packages worth tens or hundreds of million dollars when they leave because they were failing. That`s retarded.
    See moneycentral.msn.com/content/P125120.asp

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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    I`m not sure if this is true but I read somewhere once that as your pay goes up your free time goes down. If that`s true then the average worker has way more free time then a CEO. Personally I don`t care that much about money that I would trade my free time for it. I would rather have time to do things that don`t cost much money like running, reading, camping, going on the internet. What`s the point of money if you have to wait until you retire to enjoy it?
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    Alcippe Female 13-17
    130 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:21 pm
    It doesnt show the hours, i mean that `average worker` could be a burger flipper at Mcdonalds working for minimun wage about 3 days a week, 5 hours a shift, a big chunk of which is spent doing jack all. where as a CEO works at least 6 days a week, probally a 8 - 5+ job with heavy overtime, takes paperwork home with them everynight, has to go to meetings to deal with other companies, and is on call for a disaster pretty much 24/7. If your stocks plummet, a CEO will have to haul ass and try to make the best of it, if someone at that level quits, goes on vacation, or is injured or sick, your work load goes up. whereas if your just the one in charge of fries, your still just gonna be the one in charge of fries, your never gonna have to deal with missing funds. and if the average worker at McD`s quits, they stick a couple of application forms on the wall.

    This is assuming its talking annual income, not hourly wage. It makes more sense to measure it annually than hourly though.

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    mpd Male 18-29
    78 posts
    August 1, 2007 at 11:23 pm
    I agree with DiePSPolice. It`s not hard to picture the impact of one person on a company. A real-life example is Glenn Murphy, the new CEO of GAP Inc, who turned around a company called Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. He made several changes in the store, including a high-end cosmetics area, and the profit of the company doubled in 4 years. In other words, the company is hoping he can do the same thing for us.

    Also, we need to put things in perspective. If you make $50,000 a year, chances are you`ll have a house worth not too much more than that. If you make $1 million a year, your house might be worth more than $50,000, but you also still have to pay for it. Unless you live beneath your means, you`ll still have the same expenses, just on a different scale.

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    xp Male 30-39
    523 posts
    August 5, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Eat the rich. Nuff said.
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    August 5, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    ok?

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