Friday, January 03, 2014

A Depressing Story

Poor Robert Iger. The dude took a pay cut from $40M to $34M from Disney; to this mathematically-challenged blogger, that's a 15% reduction. Poor guy probably will hit food pantry near his SoCal home. It this is a (fair & balanced) tale of hard times, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Hard Times
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The 2013 Compensation of Disney CEO Robert Iger Was Reduced to $34 Million.
—News Reports

The forty million made before
Has been reduced to thirty-four.
At home, Bob now knows what’s in store:
Economies he must explore
To try to keep wolves from the door.
He hears remarks he can’t ignore:
They whisper, those who make much more,
“Poor Iger makes but thirty-four.” Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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