Work Up, Pay Down

American VoicesEconomyfinance ISSUE 42•37 Sep 14, 2006

Over the last decade, American work productivity has increased 33%, while wages have only increased 11%. What do you think?

  • “Look, I've only got five minutes for my break, and I'm not about to waste it talking to you.”

    Mike Schwartz –
    Lens Grinder

  • “I love the notion that workers are somehow supposed to be rewarded for increased productivity. Do you see any of those CEO's being rewarded for being more productive? No. They are being rewarded for absolutely no reason.”

    John McDougal –
    CEO

  • “So if I reduce my productivity 20%, it'll be like getting an automatic raise. Which will come in handy when I'm fired for taking 3-day weekends.”

    Marilyn Wittner –
    IT Specialist