I am somehow tired of this discussion, because its superficial. Being now myself in a "CEO" position, I know very well that I have to work hard to make my cut. My employees on the other hand have less pressure, less responsibility, not to speak of common sense and so on and so forth. Marxism clearly failed. Capitalism needs a re-orientation. We have earlier exchanged words on Piketty, Hanauer & Co. But what I ask myself much longer than these macroeconomic questions is why we pay athletes, who evidently contribute nothing to a society's well-being, outragous sums? I know only 10 names of this Forbes Top 100 list - http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/3/#tab:overall - the reason is simple: because I have no time to watch TV, but even if I had I would not watch others play football, but would rather do sports myself. The question is after all, if not the people which you try to protect with USD 15 minimum wages requirements are those who maintain the dynamics of an unequal society. Society needs to change the way it rewards contribution to common well-being. A PhD student who earns USD 1000 a month for oncological research or a geriatric nurse who earns USD 1200 for dealing with what we don't want to deal anymore should be more rewarded than freaks of nature who provide the arena for hooligans and other blood rushed vandals.
After a year with two close to burn out experiences, I have asked the above scaling questions myself and have come to realize that I like my job much more than I thought. The key for this observation was comparing all my previous job assignments to my current duties.
Nevertheless, these scaling questions were supposed to support me in the shaping of my future work environment and avoiding situations I experienced in 2014. It turned out that I will have to improve much in the categories "know how to have fun" and "dream big" to bring a better overall balance to my work life. Work is not only about getting shit done, but also being able to enjoy working hours with your colleagues. Work is not only about micromanagement, but also about delegating issues that can be securely delegated and making use of the remainder time to dream big (with the purpose of getting shit more efficiently done and having more fun at work ;)
sure, it won't be easy to implement, but I think of it as a great new year resolution.
Download the ppt file to do the scaling questions yourself!