26 February 2011

JAL CEO Takes A Pay Cut

As the saying goes, "Money Isn't Everything".

I don't know about you guys but I feel that the people who say that, are people who already have money to begin with.

Try asking the person on the street without a roof over his head. Try asking the retrenched family man with aging parents, on top of his own family with children going to bed hungry.

Ask them if they agree if "Money Isn't Everything".

So coming back to the JAL CEO. Yes, it is a noble move on his part to slash his perks and pay ala Steve Jobs who salary at Apple is a modest American Dollar.

Here's the thing, you really think that the salary is his only source of income? I believe there are stock dividends and other vested interest on the side, which makes it less painful than it appears to be.

As cynical as I am, I still think it is a good gesture to commute to work, queue in line in the company's cafeteria and eat like the rest of the company. Even if it is just to put up a show of camaraderie.

That, in contrast with the American fat cats as featured in the later half of the video clip above.

p.s. So does he fly economy?
- Voxeros


Anonymous said...

Yeah, bro. Totally agree with you. Its always the "haves" who will downplay what they have. There's nothing wrong with that per se, I suppose. In any case, its what you actually do with what you have that counts, and part of that is helping out the "have-nots".


JayWalk said...

Well, yes and no. There are the people who have not simply because they choose not to work for it.

It is these abusers of the other people's charities that the Republicans (or Conservatives) still have a foothold while the Democrats (or Liberals) continue their struggle to implement their utopia.

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Hey - glad to see that you are still blogging! How's life treating you? Many of the bloggers I used to know have already stopped for a couple of years - and it's good to see a few familiar names here and there that are still active in the blogosphere!)

JayWalk said...

Hi Elvina,

Long time no hear! Yeah. I am still blogging but less frequent due to work commitments which is not as lame an excuse as mentioned in your earlier blog entry.

I am surprise to hear from you after seeing you fall off the grid for what? A year?

Anyway, glad to have you back. You'd be blogging more now, ya?

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Yeah took a break. AM trying to get back into blogging although my workload has been equally hectic...hope I can sustain! :)

JayWalk said...

Looking forward to read more of you soon. :)