How much is enough?

May 27, 2009

Penn of Denn

In a recent article on “Corporate Greed”, Michael Lazaridis, CEO of Research in Motion, was named as Canada’s highest paid top executive, with a salary of $51,515,518.00 in 2007. In case you missed that number, I will spell it out for you; fifty-one million, five hundred and fifteen thousand, five hundred and eighteen dollars, a year.

And while that may not quite be a million dollars a week, it’s pretty darn close and it works out to almost $25,000.00 an hour for a forty hour week. Which means when Mr. Lazaridis went to work on January 2, 2007, by the time he took his morning coffee break, he had earned more than my annual salary.

If you are wondering where I’m going with this, you’re not alone and I’m not sure I have a point to make. I’m just saying: What could you possibly do, to justify a salary of $51,515,518.00? Seriously! Maybe if you came up with a cure for cancer or a way to run our cars on politician’s promises.

Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart is as well.” I guess that applies to a fifty dollar treasure or a fifty million dollar treasure. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.