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Old 05-17-01, 03:38 PM   #1
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On MSNBC they have this cool little calculator which compares your salary to A-Rod's. Alex Rodriguez signed a 10 year 250 million dollar contract this past offseason so it's interesting to see how my salary compares to his. Let's just say it doesn't take him very long to earn my salary.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/572306.asp.../msn.com&cp1=1
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Ugh...well he's NOT HAPPY right????
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He definately makes more than me! His salary border's o hte ridiculous don't you think?
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What a joke...
My thoughts exactly, but hope is such a wonderful and insanely comforting thing--that and a pair of rose-colored glasses! ;-)
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I cannot say anything, that's why I always think I was brought up the wrong way??????????
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Ugh...well he's NOT HAPPY right????
Well, if he's not happy he can send a few million my way to make himself feeling better.
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Old 05-17-01, 08:47 PM   #7
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He would only need to skip lunch for a day to buy my salary totally. Oh well, it could be worse...

Did you know that in the time it takes Bill Gates to use the bathroom he earns more than a back-bencher in Australian Parliament earns in a year? The scary part is, he not only earns more, but does more to earn it during that time too.

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I honestly cant imagine that anyone needs more then $1mil a year. Too many people in this world are overpaid.
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Servus,

Ah, but what we all forget is how fragile his "job" really is!

Let's suppose that A-Rod smacks one into left center and the outfielder bobbles it and throws late. He's going like hell for second, dives in head first and busts his collarbone in the process. Now, he's on the bench, nursing a potentially career-ending injury. At the very least, he's NOT living up to the contractual agreements and not earning $ 250 mil that was agreed to when he was healthy and playing.

That is the difference for me between the overpaid sports figure and the Bill Gates' of the world. Ol' Bill will still be raking in the dough until he croaks, while Rodriguez will only be able to play for another ten years, tops. Sure, neither of these folks will want for anything for the rest of their lives but at least the sports figure has a definite shelf life. And that shelf life is short when you think about how hard these people push themselves physically. Bodies wear out, injuries occur, and disenchantment sets in. Yes, eventually playing baseball will get old and his drive and performance levels will drop. It happens to everyone. Look at Mike Jordan - basketball got to be no fun anymore and eventually, he retired.

I don't allow these outrageous contracts bother me for exactly these reasons. I mean, does anyone really know what Bo Jackson is doing these days?
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Gotta love Bo Jackson. What was the name of that loud mouth linebacker he made a joke out of?
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Gotta love Bo Jackson. What was the name of that loud mouth linebacker he made a joke out of?

Brian Bosworth is his name. He got dragged into the end zone on a Monday Night Football show.
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Did you know that in the time it takes Bill Gates to use the bathroom he earns more than a back-bencher in Australian Parliament earns in a year? The scary part is, he not only earns more, but does more to earn it during that time too.

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Chris, Man, there's a joke in there somewhere...Bill Gates...bathroom...of course, whatever comes out of ol' Bill's exit chute has gotta be some "feature", or the next Microsoft OS, or somethin, aren't they callin it Windows xP?
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Brian Bosworth is his name. He got dragged into the end zone on a Monday Night Football show.
YEAH!!! that was the guy!! the word I get is the brain never turned into the bigshot he was supposed to be. I love it.
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I was pretty sure that every Microsoft OS had been developed in Bill's "exit chute".
Most definetly. I haven't used one microsoft product that has worked well, except for the Space Cadet pinball that comes on windows ME.
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Space Cadet Pinball was actually originally on Windows NT. One of the few games that ran on that OS.
Well whatever, it still rocks. That is probably my 3rd biggest waste of time.
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Cyber shopping is done late at night so my girlfriend doesn't find out what I want to spend all my money on.
And how much you fantasize on spending. That is if you cyber-shop like me.
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whatever comes out of ol' Bill's exit chute has gotta be some "feature", or the next Microsoft OS, or somethin, aren't they callin it Windows xP?
I thought they had named a cigar after him, no?

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