You have my sympathy, Loner. I work in city government, so I know we don't have executives with salaries like that! Unfortunately all too many companies are like that. Once upon a time, the CEO of Toyota (IIRC) was limited to earning no more than X amount of what the lowest paid worker made. That provided a pretty good incentive to improve the overall health of the company, including the salaries of all workers.
Today, there's a reason why HR deals in Human Resources. At a lot of companies we're just cogs in the machine, and the only thing that matters are executive salaries and dividends to the shareholders. Someone once said that "capitalism is not a form of government", unfortunately it seems that rampant capitalism has become so.
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