The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Start Your Week With Knowing How Much Of A Disappointment Your Career Has Really Turned Out To Be …

It’s Monday.

The start of the week.

A week full of hope, promises and potential.

Oh who am I kidding? It’s Monday. Fucking Monday.

Now at this point, maybe you expect me to sweep in and add some colour to your grey day. Some optimism to your 8 hours of impending misery? Well if you do you obviously haven’t been reading this blog very long because in reality, I’m going to double down on the misery.

Here is a website.

Click on it.

Go on. I promise it won’t take you to anywhere embarrassing. Oh no, it will just take you to somewhere humiliating.

I don’t mean weird pictures or embarrassing photos – oh no – I mean something much worse.

Your salary!

OK, not literally yours – but it’s a website that shows you how quickly certain CEO’s take to earn your salary. Your annual salary.

And while I get that people like Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos would take an embarrassingly small amount of time to do it – in many cases, seconds rather than days or weeks or months – when it takes an equally small amount of time for the CEO of LinkedIn, that’s why your Monday will hurt with the sort of ferocity that you last felt when you had to go back to school after summer holidays.

With that and the news that the best Prime Minister in the World, New Zealand’s Jacinda Arden, has only just turned 40 … you can look at yourself in the mirror and feel really good about yourself.

Hey, it could be worse, you could be unemployed and 50.

You’re welcome.


21 Comments so far
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I can imagine your evil smile as you posted this. Having the linkedin CEO on the rich list makes it worse because he is responsible for the most pointless place on the web. Thanks for ending my weekend on a low again Rob.

Comment by Bazza

Like Hannibal Lecter before a meat banquet.

Comment by DH

Why are you up so late?

Comment by Bazza

Stupidity.

Comment by DH

fucking vampire.

Comment by andy@cynic

If it’s any consolation, I don’t have any official regular salary so everyone can earn my annual salary in the blink of an eye.

Comment by Rob

But yes. I did. Ha.

Comment by Rob

Pretty sure your unofficial regular salary is an amount of cash most would dream about.

Comment by Bazza

💯

Comment by Pete

the poorest thing about campbell is his fucking spelling.

Comment by andy@cynic

Another reason not to get out of bed in the morning. Thanks Rob.

Comment by DH

You’re welcome.

Comment by Rob

If this wasn’t depressing enough already, I’ve just worked out it takes LinkedIn’s CEO less than 8 days to earn the NZ PM’s annual salary. The best PM in the world right now.

Comment by George

Yes she is. That’s utterly depressing … especially as she achieves more things in a day than I’d imagine the LinkedIn CEO does in a year.

Comment by Rob

There’s a lot of CEO’s on that list that appear to have done little more than appeal to the analysts.

Comment by Pete

I wonder what that site does with all the salary data it’s gettiing.

Comment by John

Probably negotiate an even higher salary for the CEO’s mentioned.

Comment by Rob

most of them are beige cunts, living in mcmansions and thinking theyre shit hot but work at bullshitlinkedin. money might buy you a lot of shit but no one wants what most of those wankers are selling.

Comment by andy@cynic

Except new business directors at holding companies.

Comment by Pete

I’ve spent all morning on this pay comparison site, comparing how long it would take my debts to be paid off by a range of CEO’s. It wasn’t pleasant reading.

Comment by George

nice pad i basically fucking bought you campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic




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