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How ordinary workers feel when fat cat gets the cream

How ordinary workers feel when fat cat gets the cream “Snouts in the trough” is a common tabloid newspaper reaction to news that yet another company boss has gained an enormous pay increase at a time when the firm has laid off large numbers of employees, imposed ever‐greater workloads on those who remain and given them little or nothing by way of a wage increase. No wonder ordinary employees increasingly feel disfranchised, discouraged and angry. Discusses the following issues: How much commitment can a company realistically expect from rank‐and‐file workers who believe themselves to have been so cheated? Why has this situation arisen? And what can be done to right the wrongs? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Development Review Emerald Publishing

How ordinary workers feel when fat cat gets the cream

Management Development Review , Volume 10 (5): 2 – Sep 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0962-2519
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000004390
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Abstract

“Snouts in the trough” is a common tabloid newspaper reaction to news that yet another company boss has gained an enormous pay increase at a time when the firm has laid off large numbers of employees, imposed ever‐greater workloads on those who remain and given them little or nothing by way of a wage increase. No wonder ordinary employees increasingly feel disfranchised, discouraged and angry. Discusses the following issues: How much commitment can a company realistically expect from rank‐and‐file workers who believe themselves to have been so cheated? Why has this situation arisen? And what can be done to right the wrongs?

Journal

Management Development ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1997

Keywords: Employee attitudes; Morale; Top management; Remuneration; USA

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