Re: Nothing wrong with rewarding hard workers (Letters, Oct. 21)
The letter-writer seems to forget that Alex Campbell Sr. et al, didn’t make all their money by themselves.
As an example, David Hahn (B.C. Ferries) made $1 million a year and a sweet pension while the employees got zero and two per cent raises over three years. Thus the slogan: “Share the gravy, Davey.”
They all made their fortunes on the backs of others. Many of the employees of Alex Campbell, Jim Pattison and Steve Jobs are the working poor.
I would like to see a pay structure where an employee’s pay is established in relation to what the highest paid executive gets.
If that amount is, say, $2 million a year, each employee gets paid 10 per cent of that amount, $200,000. And everyone gets a similar pension plan.
Unlike the United States, Canada is a socialist democracy. Unfortunately our politicians seem to ignore that fact.
Instead of spending our money on ending poverty, they spend it on jets and new roofs for stadiums.
This letter-writer needs to take off his blinders, get out of his Mercedes, take a stroll down Pandora Avenue, and volunteer at a food bank.