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CEOs Slash Jobs, but Not Their Pay
September 22, 2001 11:02 AM   Subscribe

CEOs Slash Jobs, but Not Their Pay Too many cheifs and not enough indians. An article I found interesting.
posted by bjgeiger (11 comments total)

 
any reasonable, caring human being would take a pay cut over letting someone lose their job.

but i guess reasonable, caring human beings don't get to own 2 BMWs.
posted by jcterminal at 11:29 AM on September 22, 2001


What, you expect them to suffer for their lack of skills?
posted by Darke at 11:57 AM on September 22, 2001


CEO's are overpaid bloodsuckers. They are figureheads, and way long ago moved out of a position where they impact the day to day company funtions. As figureheads, they ought to "feel the pain" and get a cut.
posted by aacheson at 12:02 PM on September 22, 2001


What would really save money in these companies is not if the top executives cut their salary, but if they lowered their bonuses! It's the bonuses that total in the millions of dollars each quarter for all top executives combined in most companies. I think the base salary is just a drop in the bucket for them.

End of quarter is coming up and I am not even sure I will have my job by the end of it. But you can be assured that even in tough times, executive bonuses alone could save many jobs from being cut. :(
posted by misanthropy at 12:05 PM on September 22, 2001


So would you also say that's a problem of, "Too many Rabbis and not enough Jews" or is it only Indians you're allowed to use in a stereotyping metaphor?
posted by nathan_teske at 2:19 PM on September 22, 2001


how is that racial stereotyping? what general statement, true or untrue, is being made here? what characteristics are being called into use in a stereotypical manner here?

personally, i take greater umbrage that it's "Chiefs" and not "Chieves."

and shouldn't that be 'too many rajas, not enough Indians' since Chief is usually used in reference to Native Americans and not the leaders of the people of India?

and while i'm at it, let's not call them 'Native Americans' anymore. 'native' carries the connotation of primative, and 'American' is, of course, named for that Vespucci guy. from now on, refer to us as "Descendants of the Pre-Columbian Populations of the Northern Portion of the Western Hemisphere," unless you're talking about someone from the southern portion, in which case, change "Northern" to "Southern."
posted by tolkhan at 2:53 PM on September 22, 2001


Indicting the airline CEOs isn't fair at this moment. Although they have fired countless employees, I have heard that a byproduct of the federal airline bailout will be a $300,000 per year cap on CEO salaries.
posted by machaus at 3:26 PM on September 22, 2001


I have heard that a byproduct of the federal airline bailout will be a $300,000 per year cap on CEO salaries

My God, how will they survive?
posted by owillis at 4:06 PM on September 22, 2001


Too many cheifs and not enough indians.

Possibility an insensitive use of an old common expression on my part, but not meant a slur. And that i before e thing always gets me in trouble.
posted by bjgeiger at 4:09 PM on September 22, 2001


How about "Too many cooks, not enough broth"
posted by krisjohn at 4:19 PM on September 22, 2001


That is derogatory to broth-Americans.
posted by kindall at 4:30 PM on September 22, 2001


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