Top earners should stand or fall on the results they deliver
It is tempting to compare the salaries of the heads of the IFA with the average farm income but to do so would be to completely miss the point.
It would be like comparing the salary and bonuses that Michael O'Leary earns from running Ryanair to those of the staff of the same airline.
Is a pilot or a baggage handler competent to run the organisation?
There might well be one or two among their ranks that have that ability but it is unlikely.
The men and women who earn huge incomes are in general, exceptional individuals, driven by ambition, who will work tirelessly to achieve their goals.
Few of us would be prepared to make the sacrifices these people make or give the time and effort they put in to their jobs.
They are a different breed and in general, strive endlessly for success.