Re: executive salaries

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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 08:06:13 PDT

I happen to think both those quoted are actually pretty low for
the size of the company they run. Salaries are like
startup valuations--you take what you can get away with.
The only problem I have is when they start rounding off
to the tens of millions spot. $27M or $30M what's the difference?
In fact there's a *huge* difference. It's at the point people
can't comprehend the difference is when you know you've gone too far.

Greg wrote:
> In a message dated 6/20/2000 9:12:48 AM, writes:
> >It's insane what these people make. I know, I know -- they're worth it,
> Maybe. But is there a level at which a pay package (salary or the whole kit n
> kaboodle), however honestly earned, becomes too much? "obscene" "wrong"
> "immoral"? I asked that question once, wrote a column about it, got some
> interesting answers, from infinity down to a million bucks. The best answer
> was someone who said that obscenity in pay was like pornography--difficult to
> describe in the abstract, but you know it when you see it.
> Tom

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