10 outrageously lavish CEO perks

CEOs at Fortune 100 companies get nearly 5 times the money in extras -- including cars and drivers, jets and gyms -- that the typical US household earns in pay.

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Nov 28, 2012 3:43PM
As a person recently laid off by Comcast after 20 years of loyal service, I find this to be sad.  How much is enough?  What kind of cuts are you taking personally to try and salvage the jobs of people that have worked for you taking the abuse from upset customers for service issues, rate increases and equipment issues? 
Nov 28, 2012 3:18PM
oh boo hoo......everyone will b*tch about it but everyone or almost everyone wishes they were in those guys shoes..
Nov 28, 2012 3:03PM

Fact: Salvation army CEO $1 salary. American Red Cross-almost 1 Mil and PERKS! Guess where my donated money is going...

Nov 28, 2012 3:00PM

One would think that if the boards were taking their jobs seriously they would find CEOs willing to work for less.  These guys are NOT that much smarter than the average executive.  They are just better connected.  Of course when you can decide who's on the board and the board decides how much you get paid I think the problem is obvious.


Kind of like congress voting on their own pay increases, only much worse.

Nov 28, 2012 2:16PM
So now we should ask ourselves why this country is in such financial trouble.  Is it really because of some guy doesn't want a job so he collects food stamps and welfare?  Is it really the retired public employee collecting 18,000 a yr pension with medical benefits.  Seriously it's not because of a free phone or food stamps.  It's because the 1% want more, more than what was shown in this article, more than they could ever spend.  And yes , we the people continue to support this behavior and so it exist but what are we to do?  We could stop buying TV. We could stop owning two, three cars or even one if possible.  We could quit using computers for personal use, throw away outr cell phones,shut down the air conditioners, basically modifying our way of life and return to the past of say 100yrs?  Is this the sacrifices we have to make to curtail CEO greed?
     Successful people should be rewarded with wealth, that's the way it is here but things have become obscene and their greed is unhealthy for our country.  At least they should pay their share in taxes.  We should return to the wealthy tax rates of the 60's.  which was around 90%  and these people still could fly their own planes, they still had company cars with drivers , they still lived lavish life styles.
     The average MLB player back in the 60's was 50,000/yr. The average US median pay wasn't even 10,000. So lets call that a 5-1 ratio.Today they average 3.5 mil with the US average median pay of around 50,000, so that's about a 99-1 ratio.  That's OBSCENE
Nov 28, 2012 2:13PM

Although many have voiced disgust at the "perks" these people have ,, many would take them as well.

The fact that they receive them is a company choice. These people are 'on-call' 24-7.

They success of their company lays upon their shoulders.

They have a huge responsibility , more than most others could fathom.

So before throwing stones why not try and appreciate their positions and take in consideration what they do actually have to 'give up' to have them.

Nov 28, 2012 2:10PM
$81,840 in salary as opposed to $81,840,000 salary and compensation some CEO's get is impressive. Yes, he should make his money(and leave it is the business) from his stocks and not from revenue. He, like all stockholders, are due a return on their investment.
Nov 28, 2012 2:01PM
This kind of thing makes a mockery of those who do the real work; factory workers, construction workers, waiters, cops, teachers, etc. None of these bloated worthless egomaniac hogs (ceos, sports players, hedge fund pigs, etc.) are indispensable, as many and themselves believe they are; when they die or retire, the world simply carries on with their passing generally unnoticed. The truth is these bums are nothing but parasites who skim their living from the real work being done. If all the workers stayed home for one month these guys would have to actually start working to support themselves for a change.
Nov 28, 2012 1:59PM
This is exactly the problem with our country, corporatism. Folks we are on a slippery slope here. We the People is a joke right now. I say give me Liberty, not Democracy, not Corporatism. Is there no one for the common MAN. I say it is time to take back what our Forefathers Envisioned for US. No wonder everything Costs so much!!!!!!! We are the workers and they are the BARONS, it is slipping away!!! Time to STRIKE, we as a nation need to STAND TOGETHER and take it back. Like this post to show that you agree. Stop the Corporate GREED PROGRAM............ can we agree on THIS?
Nov 28, 2012 1:47PM

These greedy SOBs could care less!   Here's the question, where's the Poll for raising taxes on  people making $250,000 or more?  Let's see it!  Are they for it or against it?  One would think by now at least one political talk show would mentioned it.  If my income were in that category, I would be for it!  Let's face it, people with those incomes have a tendency to blow big amounts of cash on leisure and "toys"!   Basic necessities, like paying the electricity bill, groceries, heat, water etc.... are never a issue.  For the middle class, these are burdens for most....however necessary.  So..if a tax hike succeeds for the ones making a quarter of a million dollars or more...b-o-o h-o-o! 

Nov 28, 2012 1:42PM

 When I was in B-school back in the 80's we spent a lot of time talking about our stakeholders.  They were your stockholders, employees, suppliers, customers.....basically everyone your company touched.  We were taught to consider all of them in our future careers as managers.  Then at night we would have cocktails with corporate raiders and junkbond peddlers.  It was like having an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other.


30 years later guess who won?  I never hear stakeholder anymore.  It's only about what's the stock going to do in the next half hour.   We went from a country with a long term perspective to one that lives for the minute.  For those of you too young to remember, junk bonds were high risk bonds that investment banks loved to sell to finance hostile takeovers.  Companies that had been well run for 100 years  were systematically bought, chopped up, outsourced, looted and left as shells of their former selves.  It was fine because it was going to keep us competitive with the rest of the world.  Bullsh-t.  We tore down our house and sold it for firewood.  Now our jobs are all overseas and we are out in the cold.


 As long as we only reward short term results without regard for the consequences, we are going to have these piranhas running the show.

Nov 28, 2012 1:25PM




Where's the rub. Jets and Boats depreciate like mad. The number of workers to build a boat or plane and to maintain them is unbeliveable. Anyway it's better then investing in stocks and bonds where we'll never see it. Point is there is a lot of maintence on these homes, boats and planes.

Nov 28, 2012 1:12PM
So where's the headline "outrageously lavish politician and public employee perks?"

Do you stupid idiots in this country that every US representative and senator gets a MILLION  DOLLARS in just expense account money, not to say free postage stamp, free haircuts, FREE GAS, free healthcare, basically free everything even when they no longer serve. The waste of taxpayer money doesn't even compare to the private money used to pay CEOs. You morons in this country are truly pathetic and inherently ignorant.
Nov 28, 2012 12:57PM
Stop buying their products and you will see a change immediately. Just look at the NFL when the substitute refs created an uproar. People threatened to stay away and the change happened immediately. If you don't like it do something about it. No body listens when we complain but will if you disrupt their sales. Money talks baby.
Nov 28, 2012 12:55PM

To everyone who is complaining...


What's it to you?  How about a little gracious "MYOB".

Nov 28, 2012 12:45PM
Nov 28, 2012 12:44PM
Whoever wrote this article obviously is jealous of those who have success. A chartered flight? Come on ... that's not anything new. Plus, it is much more feasible to have someone fly private who is that busy. Personal security? They need to protect themselves as they are a target. What bout President Obama and his big 747 jet? Not to mention the entourage of jets that have to follow him as well. That's well over the amount that CEO's get. If you want this to, you can get it! That's what is great about this country. If you work hard, you will get here. If you think bigger, you will get here. That requires actually waking up in the morning with a purpose, setting goals, turning on the television, and finding other successful people to be your mentor. I know personally one CEO who gives and has one of the kindest hearts you can meet. 
Nov 28, 2012 12:38PM
Is it any wonder home security shows up so much on CEO perks?  They take millions upon millions of dollars for themselves and then try to justify why the ones catching the crumbs they throw deserve even less.  The 'Good Book' speaks of the greed of men. How they keep taking & taking more, yet their stomachs are never full.  They must be thinking of the need soon to have high walls with razed wire at the top and armed guards at every corner of their castle.  It appears that some of them do have a conscience. Unfortunately their love of money has become their god in many cases, trumping anything that is reasonable.
Nov 28, 2012 12:19PM

We built the Target store in my town around 1991.   What a difference 20 years makes.  


Target started as a discount retail brand of Dayton-Hudsons and i still remember the the owners rep. telling us that even though Dayton-Hudsons owned Target, they were not related in any other way.


Back then Dayton Hudson viewed Target as the red headed step child.   Look at them now.   Dayton-Hudson is no more, changed to the Target Corporation years ago.

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