Originally posted by jdt84_2:
Originally posted by English:
Just to touch base with reality for a second:
Dude is being paid $60 million. How many folks do you know apart from Shaj who are bringing home that sort of dough?
And when you hear the "ah but they have to maximise their earnings, they only have a short career" BS! Like, how many lifetimes would you have to work to gross $60m?
And then they have the chance to set themselves up. Local celebrities, local business deals. Or they can invest part of their signing bonus to ensure they are set for life.
$crew Johnson. And all the other greedy players. And the greedy owners as well.
i agree with what you are saying but one argument i did with my friend(who is a plumber)
if you and him are both making 15 a hr to dig the hole, and you do twice as much work but make the same amount, are you going to complain about it? will you ask for more money?
Oh I know these arguments. It's my soapbox and I apologise for firing it off.
I don't mind a guy getting good pay, particularly for good effort and hard work. But professional sportsmen now earn money out of all proportion to any damn thing. You can only compare them with lottery winners. Then one of them turns round and b1tches that his fortune isn't big enough and he things he "deserves" even more. And there are people dying of hunger and because they have no clean water.
Don't try to reason with me. On this subject I am beyond reason. I despise the shameless greed of these terminally selfish, shallow and self-centred people.