To think that I, very briefly (extremely briefly), thought that they might for once be thinking about anything other than themselves. Isn't that what people do in tough economic times? Silly notions of pulling together for the greater good. I should have known it was too good to be true. A dream of fools who still believe that there are such things as honest people. Experience should have told me that it wasn't possible. If you don't take care of yourself, other people will use you to take care of themselves.
My greatest dream is to find a world with no people.
What started this cheerful train of thought?
Touch economic times require everyone to make sacrifices. So the edict went out. Wage cuts for everyone, from the highest executive to the lowest garbage eater, on a sliding scale, with the greatest percentage being deducted from highest wage earners.
Sounds equitable, if not much of a hardship for those who make 1.5 million a year. They might take one less vacation a year. But percentage-wise, we are all hit.
Unfortunately, I do not accept things at face value. I've been burned too many times. A little digging revealed that the percentage cuts don't touch the bonuses of the executives. Any guesses as to the amount of the bonuses? 10%? 20%? 30%? Try several thousand percent.
Inspiring, isn't it?
And one other little fact that they proudly announced in the first quarter results of this year, not only are they not losing money, they have made over one billion in profit, in the first quarter!