Frankly, I'm sick of this nonsense propaganda that ****ing your employees maximizes shareholder value. Boeing has built cutting edge aircraft for decades in Washington and their employees were well paid for it. Aerospace is a industry where you either provide top quality and go out of business. People don't overlook manufacturing defects even for cut rate prices, even a single failure can kill an entire company. That level of quality is expensive, but its still an absolute requirement. You might have a couple profitable quarters by cutting corners, but eventually it ends up costing a lot more than good employee compensation.