Because of course, as everyone knows, it is the directors alone who are responsible for the success of the business. The guys on the shopfloor have nothing to do with it
Ultimately yes, collectively the whole business contribute to the success but the directors alone carry the highest burden. That's why you see a few £billion wiped off the likes of Lloyds Banking Group shares when António Horta Osorio announces he's taking medical leave.
I work for myself but in Finance yes, ive ground my way up from the bottom including 5 years college / university, working in a factory and other naff jobs to make ends meet.
Ive always looked after myself, have moved around the country chasing work, regularly work 50, 60 hour+ weeks.
I just think if people aren't happy with their lot they need to make the difference themselves not blame other people, the system, or fat cat directors. Its true some people are given a step up but most of the people I know who have done well have done so through their own hard work and initiative.
What constitutes greed or justifying the suppression of wages can be difficult to pin down
We'd like to think that those deciding on what's what do play fair but in my experience some of these elements are complete gits.
I worked in a place where some director would fight an employee tooth and nail over every last penny of not a very large hourly rate, yet would take home himself £5000/month for working part time.
The attitude was "I'm worth all I get", 'You're lucky to have a job'.
Its a dog eat dog world out there, any director worth his salt knows the biggest factor is managing the cost base. Unlike wages Directors bonus's and dividends are not pre-tax expenditure items.
If its his business, he's worked tooth and nail for years to grow the business like Chimneys brother (and a couple of people I know working similar long hours, employing 100's of people) why shouldn't they take what they like? Maybe if the director wasn't so scrupulous over the wages there wouldn't be a business now?
To right about the jet-lag, I never properly adjusted to Kona time then the return journey complete with 10 hour lay over in LAX completely messed me up. I didn't sleep from 06.00 Monday till arriving home in the afternoon on Wednesday.