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"Stock options for your thoughts."
"I can't give you a raise because that would decrease the multiple by which my compensation exceeds yours."
"So I guess it comes down to whether it's you or me, and I guess it's me."
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We need to put more money into Lithuanian sardine futures...I think that warrants bonuses all around!
"Apparently you have to pay bankers HUGE bonuses or else there'e a danger that the people who've dragged the economy to the edge of an ABYSS and wrecked the lives of TENS OF THOUSANDS may go and work somewhere else!"
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"We can't offer you a golden parachute, however we do provide a very attractive escape hatch."
"It's with a heavy heart that I'm stepping down as C.E.O."
Fat Cat Bonuses
'Ignore the elephant in the room. She works for peanuts.'
"Damn shareholders are objecting to 'grotesquely inflated' executive pay... They want us to settle for 'outrageously inflated'!"
"We've had to replace 'fat cat bonuses' with 'amortised emoluments with enhanced front-loaded bonuses.'"
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'Wall Street' street sign with cross walk light reading 'Get Real'
"This new ruling on CEO pay has really thrown the cat amongst the pigeons..."
Damning report claims that CEO's are overpaid for under-performance.
Report slams CEO pay as excessive reward for mediocre performance.
Dividends fall whilst executive pay rises - 'As you know, ladies and gentlemen, charity begins at home.'
"I've decided to step down as CEO so I can spend more time with my money."
"People complain about the huge pension payouts that some CEOs get...but they don't realise how stressful the job is!"
Gap between executive pay and average worker grows. "Miss Jones, take a pay-cut."
All workers are equal, but some are more equal than others.
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'Things ARE beginning to pick up, turnover and profits are climbing...But there won't be a return to the excesses of the PAST...'
'There were only five figures in his six-figure bonus.'
'But if we don't pay huge bonuses our top staff will just leave and go and ruin someone else's business!'
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'Ruddy customers have NO idea of the costs power companies have to cover!'