It seems to me that we have got thing a little biased against BANKERS in the western world, BRITAIN in particular.
OK, we handed out fortunes to SOME banks last year. Others like Goldman Sachs didn't need bailed out and now we are up in arms over their bonuses which are £300,000 on average. These bankers have made BILLIONS for their company and are CONTRACTED to get a bonus commensurate with that profit.
Now let's look at FOOTBALL. John Terry, (pictured), plays with CHELSEA. Last year he signed a contract which gives him a basic wage of £150,000 per week for 5 years. That is £39,000,000 for PLAYING FOOTBALL. Now I don't deny that Terry is a good player. But he is a defender. He doesn't score goals that win games. Remember that is his basic wage. That doesn't include bonuses, sponsorship, book deals etc.
Has John and his fellow Millionaires brought success to CHELSEA? Not really. They won the Premiership a couple of times a few years ago until the other teams clued onto their success and bought better players. John indeed missed the penalty in the shootout against MANCHESTER UNITED in Moscow which lost them the Champions League Final.
How much WORK does he do? He trains maybe 5 days a week for a few hours. He plays maybe twice a week, some weeks for 90 minutes or so. He's probably only 'active' in a game for about 20 minutes. He'll run about 6KM. All that for about £175,000 PER WEEK. That's in the premiership. There's some players in our 'DIDDY' league in Scotland getting in excess of £1,800,000 per year.
Yet we sit there and marvel at the wages they get. Some of them are being paid more for a MONTH than some of the SPECATATORS will make in their ENTIRE LIFETIME. When someone who doesn't know much about Football, questions it, we tell them, "it's a short career". Well it's probably a 15 year career. Footballers are allowed to retire officially at 35. If they've been wisely advised, they'll have been putting as much as possible into a pension fund, which WE then top up by 40%. Do you have any idea of the size of PENSION JOHN TERRY will be able to draw when he's 35? I'm sure BANKING is a similar short career when you're at the top.
So I say WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE FOOTBALLER IS GOOD FOR THE BANKER!