RE: Pay Gap Between Manager and Subordinates

Subject: RE: Pay Gap Between Manager and Subordinates
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: "wondersofone -at- gmail -dot- com" <wondersofone -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 14:55:02 +0000

"only made $20,000 more"?! How is a manger making only that kind of margin over and above what non-managerial employees earn supposed to live? What kind of world do we live in?! One can't even buy a new, low-end Porsche with only an additional $20K. Please tell me that this poor soul is at least being offered a company BMW. If I knew that managers in my organization were earning only an additional $20K, I'd have no choice but to give up bathing and come to work dressed in a sackcloth and ashes. And if the CEO wasn't earning at least 1000% more annually than the average employee, I have to immolate myself in protest.

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Subject: Pay Gap Between Manager and Subordinates

I don't know if this is even a valid question, but this scenario described may possibly turn into reality. Is there an expected (or
unsaid/unwritten) minimum salary gap between a tech pubs manager-editor and his/her senior writing staff? If the manager only made $20,000 more than the highest paid writer, could that be considered unacceptable? Unacceptable to the manager-to-be, that is.

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Pay Gap Between Manager and Subordinates: From: wondersofone -at- gmail -dot- com

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