Thursday 19 January 2017

Be grateful for 'peanuts' salary

Published 12/09/2010 | 05:00

Sir -- WHY in Pat Kenny's "peanuts" salary statement should he compare broadcasters with foreign soccer players?

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Let him compare them with the players in his own country and his salary will be seen in its proper perspective -- obscenely high. Let him compare them with any of the Tipperary/ Kilkenny hurlers who get paid no salary but who enraptured 82,000 fans and a huge TV audience with their commitment and skills. Pat's salary went down from nearly a million to well over half a million. So what? He can look at sportsmen the world over, some of whom take in many millions annually, and thus feed his resentment, or, he can be quietly grateful that he has a job when many of the frontline workers have lost their jobs due to the recession.

Robert A Sharpe,

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