As a pleasantly poor pensioner, I ponder the question once more, what’s fair when it comes to pay day? Postal workers have been threatening strike action, despite an obvious devaluation of their worth as we move deeper into the digital age.
At city hall in Winnipeg, a former Chief Administrative Officer who was forced to resign, took home more than half a million dollars last year, even though he only worked for three weeks before walking away. Excuse me, could I possibly get a job ghostwriting his memoirs?
An ER doctor at a Winnipeg hospital made $775,000 last year, and we were cautioned that physicians in the Manitoba capital are NOT the highest paid in the country. Questions will always be raised when such numbers are revealed in the public sector – the most important one being “Where is the accountability”?
From the sports department, who would have thought that Indianapolis would be the place that a quarterback would take home $23 million a season. The man is Andrew Luck who has never won a Super Bowl, and the Colts missed the playoffs last year when he was on the shelf with injuries much of the season. Even if Andrew’s skills were to suddenly disappear completely, and the team was forced to cut him this year, he would still go home with a guarantee of $47 million.
It’s hard to believe that guys like Darian Durant and Drew Willy are basically playing the same game. Both of them make less than half a million.
I guess it boils down to the laws of supply and demand, but it has to stop somewhere does it not? Does anyone have ten bucks for a fancy cappuccino?
I’m Roger Currie