Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday Thoughts - Bank Executives' Salaries

The Wizard's Work
by Rachel Hoyt
image by luigi diamanti via
You see,
How it works is we
Do some magic math to show
That which our dreams already know -
We're fabulous and gaining ground,
Profits secure, salaries sound.
You're right,
There's been a slight
Trickle down delay in effect.
Our bonuses and stock shares reflect
All the same woes as those who wail
And our losses top the money scale.
You know,
Any One could go
Move to greener pastures for
That salary if you ignore
Their wizardly worth
For giving ideas girth.
Yeah sure,
We could conjure
A less selfish structure,
But the current culture would rupture.
Then how would jealousy motivate?
(Our potions for that aren't as great.)
© 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
Activist investors are working to cut back
the wizard's pay and get "ours" back on track
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  1. the only thing that trickles down is....well, nothing much good...i used to work in banking...even up toward the top...its a racket....

    1. Definitely a racket... I never would've guessed you had been a part of it! :)

  2. Rachel, you totally nailed it! There be some bad crazy "magic" on the Street. Here's hoping some sanity returns.

    1. Here's hoping someone comes up with a counter potion soon. Where's the fairy godmother when you need her? :)

  3. I enjoyed this, Rachel; and you wrote this with such a 'straight face.' Very clever.

  4. I don't want to steal your shine
    But, may I comment with a rhyme?
    I think your message is right on time
    but don't look up or you'll go blind

    To our sighs and cries,
    No one is listening
    You see, trickle down means
    they're too busy pissing.
    and admiring that amber glistening.

    :-) Good day to ya!

    1. Hahahaha!!! I love rhyming comments. :)

    2. Im glad you stopped by to read my rhymes!
      There are plenty here, each covering something that's going on in the workday today so feel free to let me know what you think.

      Also, do you mind if I add a link to your blog in my side bar?

    3. I would LOVE for you to add a link to my blog in your sidebar. Thanks! :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...