The pay gap is so huge we might as well not bother
In case you hadn’t noticed, yesterday was Fatcat Wednesday. If you didn’t notice, you were probably too busy picking up the nation’s litter or being a poorly paid lollipop lady. For the uninitiated, Fatcat Wednesday was the day when the richest people in the UK have already out-earned what most of us will earn in the whole of 2014.
Think about that for a minute.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that there is a pay gap wider than the gulf between Lee Ryan’s ears between the nation’s top earners and everybody else.
So, for example, Carolyn McCall, the boss of Easyjet, will earn £6,430,000 this year. If you’re a travel agent, you’ll earn around £18,000. Nursery workers, who look after rooms full of screaming, pooing children all day get £11,000, while David Cameron, who can’t wipe his own arse, gets £142,000.
Of course, if you’re Adele (£27m) or One Direction (£53m), you’re obviously going to make more money than that weird guy who empties the bins, but regular jobs are becoming lower and lower paid. Minimum wage earners gross around £13,000 a year, while most full time, 40 hour a week jobs advertised average at an extremely poor £16,640.
Let’s just forget it and go back to bed, eh?