View Poll Results: Which of these leaders are worth their salaries/bonuses?

Voters
17. You may not vote on this poll
  • Tim Cook, Apple Inc. -- $900,000

    6 35.29%
  • Eric Schmidt, Google Inc. -- $937,000

    8 47.06%
  • David Zaslav, Discovery Communications Inc. -- $2.9 million

    5 29.41%
  • Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Corp. -- $1.25 million

    6 35.29%
  • Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co. -- $2 million, $1.8 million bonus

    6 35.29%
  • R.W. Tillerson, Exxon Mobile -- $2.3 million, $4.3 million bonus

    6 35.29%
  • Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. -- $3.5 million, $27.5 million bonus

    5 29.41%
  • Robert Iger, Disney Co. -- $2 million

    6 35.29%
  • David Cote, Honeywell Intl Inc. -- $1.8 million, $4.3 million bonus

    5 29.41%
  • No person is worth more than $_______ (specify amount)

    7 41.18%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 37 of 37

Thread: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

  1. #31
    Engineer

    RabidAlpaca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    American in Europe
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    14,552

    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Well it is maybe not as crazy as it sounds. Take for exampel what would you choose from this example? Either earning 400 000 dollar a year and have a rewarding job and me admired by people both outside and inside the company. Or earning 2 million a year having a really terrible job and be despised by people both inside and outside the company. That it can of course can take some creativity to come up with alternative priviligies then money and of course they should still be a diffrent between low and high income. But then you come up to fantasy sums its more about the influence and status when happines from the things you can buy for the money.
    That's not a correct analogy though, because a medal doesn't change how your employees think of you, or how much you like your job. The employees will like you if you do right by them and lead the company into success. If you make their work environment an enjoyable one. You'll enjoy it based on your own personal standards.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

  2. #32
    Curmudgeon


    LowDown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    11,539
    Blog Entries
    11

    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Which of these business leaders are (or were) worth what they earn(ed) annually?

    Explain.
    Whatever the board of directors is willing to pay them is what they are worth. There is no metaphysical standard out there for what fair pay is, and that includes stuff like relative value.

    "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." --HL Mencken

  3. #33
    Curmudgeon


    LowDown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    11,539
    Blog Entries
    11

    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    Having worked in the F-500 for most of my life I can tell you that the CEO is the most worthless and easily replaced person in the company. The premise is that they make all the big decisions but the reality is when ever a big decision is to be made an external consulting company is almost always hired. I can hire a bum that lives under the bridge and pay him minimum wage to operate a telephone that calls someone else to make the big decisions. Furthermore when they do make the big decision and it fails they are given millions to go away. They are a complete waste of money.
    Hey, what if we did an experiment. Get Apple to offer the CEO job for $90,000 a year with no bonus, and see what happens. You think the board will go for that?

    By the way, a friend of mine was one of these turn around specialists. They take over the CEO position of companies that are in trouble and get them back to viability. Mostly it involves lots of cuts and spinoffs. When the dirty work is done he leaves. I can guarantee you that he made a big difference everywhere he went. These jobs would come up every now and then, but most of the time he just played golf. My bit of anecdotal stuff for what it's worth.

    "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." --HL Mencken

  4. #34
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Riding a tapir
    Last Seen
    01-27-13 @ 10:21 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    2,432
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    No CEO single-handedly "holds up" the company. What do you define as ridiculous vs. not ridiculous when it comes to heading some of the world's largest companies?
    It depends upon the specific industry.

  5. #35
    Sage

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    8,180

    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    It depends upon the specific industry.
    The examples in the poll point to some specific industries. All we know so far is that you disapprove, so if you can't elaborate and specify, it makes your objections seem arbitrary and personal.

  6. #36
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    (none)
    Last Seen
    04-04-15 @ 09:11 PM
    Lean
    Communist
    Posts
    6,112
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    If the shareholders think a CEO is overpaid they can change that. What exactly are you proposing? For Barack Obama to decide what each CEO should make?
    If you think a CEO is overpaid, quit buying the products from that company. You won't stop their massive pay but it least you won't be contributing to it.

  7. #37
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,749

    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Every CEO is worth whatever the shareholders think they should be paid, no more and no less. I don't get why this is even a question.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •