All employees are paid their worth to employer

February 27, 2014 

I refer to your editorial of Feb. 10 about pay inequality. Examples given were CEO of Morgan Stanley and CEO of Starbucks. You left out Percy Harvin of the Seahawks who received $15 million for playing in five or six games in 2013, the new second baseman for the Mariners whose contract is $24 million a year for the next 10 years. Of course there is Felix making $25 million a year.

How do the salaries compare with the support staff of these professional sports organizations, the grounds keepers, ticket staff, concession people, janitors, etc? The Seahawks received more than $200,000 apiece for the last two games they played. The combined total of playing time in these two games would average less than one hour per player. They made more in one hour ($200,000+) than support staff did in 4 or 5 years. Talk about inequality.

Come on editorial staff, be inclusive in your rants about income. Expose those big, rich, greedy professional athletes for what they are. That said, also remember that most people are paid what they are worth to their employer, be it a CEO, professional athlete or minimum-wage employee.

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