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CEO salaries defy gravity -- and any sense of shame

CEO salaries defy gravity -- and any sense of shame

How much money would it take to make you feel properly compensated for your work? I enjoy my job so much that, often, I feel like I'm getting away with something by getting paid for it. Still, I like being valued for what I do, and I can imagine I would feel especially appreciated if someone wanted to give me $1 million a year. (If my publisher is reading this, I'd settle for half-a-million, by the way.) Sounds pretty ridiculous, doesn't it -- a million bucks for just a year of work? Well, I can assure you, I get by on far, far less. I'm down there with all the rest of the solid middle class. I earn enough to finance a comfortable life but still have frequent days...

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