2."High school and college head football coaches in the United States. You don’t even have to be good. Once you land a head coaching job, you can have a losing record and still make bank. In many high schools, the head coach will be the highest paid employee even if they don’t teach a class. College head coaches are often the highest paid public employees in any state."
8."Even CEOs can't, under pressure, justify their pay. I will never forget how stupid that JP Morgan CEO looked when Congresswoman Katie Porter pulled out her white board then grilled him about his salary vs. a teller at his own bank."
9."Hedge fund managers and investment bankers. Even if it requires tons of skill and intelligence (which I don’t know that it does), making rich people richer using obscure financial instruments that don’t actually fund any production or innovation is not something we should reward by making people millionaires and billionaires."
14."Politicians should be very well-paid by the government and absolutely forbidden from any other revenue streams. No donations to the politician, no lobbying, no gifts, no grifts. No speaking fees, no book deals, no consulting gigs. Nothing. For their entire duration in office and for five (maybe 10) years after leaving office. Politicians should be forced to disclose every single gift they receive; even a birthday card from their mom with $5 inside needs to be tracked and monitored."
16."Big name actors, I'm sorry, but I just don't see why anyone needs to earn $25 million+ for two months of work. And I've worked in both film and theater and understand all that goes on to make productions. It just seems crazy to me. Great work if you can get it."
17."Some therapists. I know that therapy is very important and some therapists are incredible at what they do and have to endure working through their patients’ horrible traumas. But some therapists should not work in that field and make things legitimately worse while getting paid an arm and a leg."
20."High-ranking military officers. From experience, I'd say a vast majority of the ones I've dealt with are just glorified politicians, who are nothing more than yes men for their next promotion. After a certain point, they're practically not even in the military anymore; they tend to have no concept of what's going on at the lowest levels whatsoever."
21."Mine. I have been working for three years and I’m not entirely sure what I do. Sometimes I write code. Mostly I sit in meetings where I say nothing. But I work for the government so I’m pretty safe from being fired or let go. Definitely the most I’ve ever been paid for the least work."