Britain's members of parliament are about to get a £7,600 pay rise.
Meanwhile, nurses and teachers are still subject to pay freezes as a result of austerity measures.
The majority of public sector workers will see their pay packet rise by a maximum of one per cent a year until 2015-16, as part of the government's austerity measures.
The leaders of the three major political parties have stated their opposition to the pay rise plan, while a handful of MPs have already pledged to refuse the extra money.
If you watched today's TV or radio coverage then you'd get the impression that this is being imposed on MPs against their will, with only a few parliamentarians being brave enough to speak up in favour of a bigger pay packet.
But hang on, what happens when you ask MPs anonymously? Well, most admit that they do want a pay rise.
And most MPs were after a bigger pay rise than the one they're going to get – a 32 per cent pay increase to £86,000 a year.
...with Conservative MPs who responded feeling their salaries should be close to £100,000 a year.
MPs' anonymous responses reveal a belief that they're not paid enough compared to successful businesspeople or headteachers.
The problem is, MPs don't have any control over their pay. It was taken out of their hands as a result of the duck houses.
But instead the organisation has decided that MPs deserve more money. Which is awkward.
Meanwhile, a large number of MPs are quietly hoping that the change goes ahead as planned.