Week 5 Discussion 1
I chose to talk about the growing compensation inequity between executive management and the average employee threatens to destabilize organizational and morale and societal justice. I think that it is dissappointing when it comes to how much an executive managers' salary is versus what the average employees' salary is. I get that some people should be paid well if they are the owners of the company or if they are the person that has developed the company but other than that I feel that the executives' pay should be in some what comparison as an average employee. I feel that it is the regular employees are the ones that keep the executives to be paid what they are being paid. I think that the average employees are the ones that do all of the hard work to keep the executives on top. The text states "The social groups contend that the increasein compensation recieved by the U.S. executives are far out of line with those provided to the remainder of the workforce. To substantiate their claim of pay injustice, they note that in the 1990's the CEO's of large companies recieved a 36% raise in compensation, whereas white-collar workers had a 3.9% raise, and blue-collar workers recieved a 2.47% raise. The AFL-CIO stated that a worker making $25,000/year in 1994 would in 1999 be recieving annual pay of $138,350 if his or her pay would have increased at the same rate as that of the average CEO" (Henderson, 2006). This to me is crazy. It is crazy that if the average worker was to actually get that kind of a raise. Could you imagine getting that great of a raise each year? I know I sure could not imagine getting a 36% raise each year. I think that knowing that the executives make a substancial amount of money more than the average worker can sometimes bringe down the morale of the employees. "Those that are defending the compensation of the U.S. executives focus their defenses on the continuous rise in the success and the worth of the U.S. corporations....
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