Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    Don’t CEO’s expand their pay on their own or their Board of Friend’s own orders?

  2. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 6 months ago

    But-but-but, executive orders are only for Republicans…

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    I can’t seem to find where he has issued that order.

  4. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 6 months ago

    When you come up with an idea that takes off like Sam Walton’s idea did, you can be among those wealthy that you hate so much. Stop being jealous and go to work.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 6 months ago

    My previous companies had all its IT staff declared as salaried. We averaged 60 hours a week, and bursts of 80-100. We worked every holiday (because that’s the perfect time to execute cross-platform synchronizations, software migrations, etc), on call 24/7, worked weekends, cancelled vacations – and called when on vacation. There was no compensation for that.
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    The Company was busted when a spouse complained to the labor board. Result? All American IT staff were … um… downsized, and they brought in the visa workers (who we had to train before we were shown the door). Place looked like a (expletive) Gunga Dinh movie.
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    Don’t give me that “shut up and go to work” crap. Most large-scale employers will do everything they can to maximize profits, and woe be to the worker who complains when he or she is cheated.
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    By the way, in 2013 the bonuses paid to Wall Street was more than all the minimum wage workers in this country. Combined .

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    CEO handing over his pocket change.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @Tax Man “When you come up with an idea that takes off like Sam Walton’s idea did, you can be among those wealthy that you hate so much. Stop being jealous and go to work.”

    I highly doubt it was Sam Walton’s idea to declare cashiers and stockmen to be “exempt” employees in order to get away with not paying overtime wages. That came after his death.

  8. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, 6 months ago

    @dtroutma

    You must be really bad at math if you think a CEO’s pay is going to be able to compensate every single employee to what is deemed, “fair.”

    For example, people like to demonize Walmart. Walmart employs 1.4 million people in the US Alone, give or take. If you give everyone a $1/hour raise, you’re talking $1.4 million per hour x 40 hours a week x 52 weeks = $2.9 billion a year. And that’s just at $1/hour.

    The CEO of Walmart made $20.7 million in total benefits and wages. So explain to me how $20.7 million > $2.9 billion.

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