Nick, you really do think that the managers are clever and the workforce are disposable drones?
Let me guess where you are in that hierarchy?
I have been all the way from one end to the other, and I think Managers are generally those that want to manage to earn more money, they are not necessarily more intelligent, the "Drones" as you put it are generally there through their own choice, and yes they are by their very nature easy to train, create and replace.
I may go back to doing it myself when I pick a pension up as the tax burden will basically push me into less hours and less work, I don't knock it, but I am realistic and know this to be true
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
Come on be realistic, most businesses can find shop floor staff easily enough through temp agencies, they assist but they do not make a successful business in the main, there are probably isolated examples in specialist areas but mostly it's Directors and Managers that make decisions upon which a company will succeed or fail.
I don't think supporting policies that promote equality is the 'politics of envy'. A more equal society is a happier society. Less social problems.
You started this post by asking who thought people were paid too much. That is not about equality, it is as Nayan suggested a race to the bottom, and envious. If you want more money, go train and earn it, this option is open to anyone
'Why do you exclude the disabled? are we not entitled to question their salaries? or is tit only fair for you to question the salaries of many hard-working managers'
I excluded those with disabilities because I assume that even slow workers earn the minimum wage.
But is it really fair that some directors earn the minimum wage (per year) in just one hour? Are a few people really 'worth' 120 times someone else?
Yes I believe that, Company owners and Directors are much maligned as fat cats, but most have worked their way from lower down the scale and so are deserving of their earnings. If they don't do what they do, there is no work for the lower paid at all.
You are sounding slightly envious if I'm honest, and your assumptions on disabled people are simply an attempt to seem benevolent and just currying favour.