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#39 - rjake (09/14/2013) [-]
neither of these ******* badonkadonks are being worked off
User avatar #128 to #39 - fukkentyranitar ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
They're rentals. They asses are in the shop. Worn hemroids
#81 to #39 - trigondarkthree (09/14/2013) [-]
thumbed for badonkadonk
#58 to #39 - Apackofkoons (09/14/2013) [-]
all of the teachers in said parallel universe are 7' tall and black
#1 - applescryatnight (09/14/2013) [-]
its cause he's white
User avatar #6 to #1 - niklamacz (09/14/2013) [-]
and really fat too be a pro basketball player
#79 - zzitro (09/14/2013) [-]
User avatar #23 - notbenstiller **User deleted account** (09/14/2013) [-]
This must be a parallel universe. White guys playing pro basketball? Come on now.
User avatar #80 to #23 - idkwhatthatmeans (09/14/2013) [-]
thatspartofthejoke.jpg
#60 to #23 - masterdave (09/14/2013) [-]
Also, their on a football field.
#14 - gitanisme (09/14/2013) [-]
Your salary is NOT based on the utility of your job.   
When will people understand that ?
Your salary is NOT based on the utility of your job.
When will people understand that ?
#27 to #14 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
This should be obvious, otherwise farmers would be rolling in more bank than anyone else because, really, where would society be if we didn't have farmers?
User avatar #127 to #14 - greatgranpapy ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure our good friend Karl knew this, and wanted to change it.
#61 to #14 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
The creator of the comic clearly understands that. They're just saying that it should be.
User avatar #77 to #61 - gitanisme (09/14/2013) [-]
That wouldn't work pretty well you know.
User avatar #34 to #14 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe (09/14/2013) [-]
I understand that it doesn't work like that, but it should
#22 to #14 - sirbutterballs (09/14/2013) [-]
Now dunno bout you but I think it should.
User avatar #30 to #22 - whiteblob (09/14/2013) [-]
I don't think so it usually works like if there's many that can do your job it's always going to be less payed because anyone can do it and maybe even better than you.
User avatar #32 to #30 - sirbutterballs (09/14/2013) [-]
It still seems dumb to me that an entertainer gets paid more than a useful member of society. While I do understand the whole Quality>Quantity stuff it still seems dumb to me. But again that's just my opinion.
#94 to #32 - fuckyosixtyminutes (09/14/2013) [-]
Entertainers provide entertainment. That is "useful". They also are the driving force behind the entire entertainment industry, which employs countless people. That one single athlete/singer/actor is far more "useful" to society than your average one single teacher.
#148 to #94 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
I actually agree with you, but I think you should have worded that differently. Entertainers are more useful, but teachers are more important. The difference is that if an entertainer screws up, many lives are going to be slightly affected. If a teacher screws up, a few lives will be severely affected.
#154 to #148 - fuckyosixtyminutes (09/15/2013) [-]
The many people whose jobs are dependent on those entertainers would disagree that the effect on their lives is "slight".
#4 - amegaara (09/14/2013) [-]
actually in some countries teachers get a lot more than most professions
actually in some countries teachers get a lot more than most professions
User avatar #97 to #4 - eattherich (09/14/2013) [-]
This is true. In Canada teachers get payed alot and get alot of benifits and time off.
#106 to #4 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
Can someone please give me the source of that gif? I´m really curious as of what is really happening

- anon
User avatar #114 to #106 - amegaara (09/14/2013) [-]
read #112
#118 to #114 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
woops, and thank yee! (:
#110 to #4 - lmaobutts (09/14/2013) [-]
I've seen this gif so many times, and i really want to know the context of it.   
   
gif. unrelated
I've seen this gif so many times, and i really want to know the context of it.

gif. unrelated
User avatar #112 to #110 - amegaara (09/14/2013) [-]
from imgur :"apparently, NBA, beginning, highlights, camera sees him doing this. Later said there was a fly. From reddit."
User avatar #12 to #4 - ningyoaijin (09/14/2013) [-]
Read: In pretty much every country that isn't America.
User avatar #141 to #12 - gitanisme (09/14/2013) [-]
No.
User avatar #93 - missrainbowdash (09/14/2013) [-]
I don't think players that fat or that white would be professional even in this universe.
#159 to #93 - yuglana (09/15/2013) [-]
" .... in a parallel universe......"
#3 - thechosentroll (09/14/2013) [-]
For 			******		 sake! Am I gonna have to explain how the economy works again? I hope not.
For ****** sake! Am I gonna have to explain how the economy works again? I hope not.
User avatar #121 to #3 - ompalomper (09/14/2013) [-]
no BUT i think we can all agree on that (at least in sweden) teachers should get paid more (same goes for firemen and the police)
#122 to #3 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
I've read your past post and what you have said is a very good explanation of the economy and how the world works. But the question is, should the world work that way? The current S&D system is the product of millions of choices, some right, some wrong. Some having minor impacts some having huge impacts, but is the final product something worth keeping? Something we should have? Something that is right. For all we know its a B- minus group project in a class where all the other students got Cs or lower.
Now i'm not saying change it i'm not saying it's all terrible i'm just pointing out it may not be the best. The fact of the matter is, our economic structure does face problems in regards of equity and by demanding infinite growth on a planet with finite potential. This does cause long term issues in regards to maintaining as well as short term issues of people complaining about it.
User avatar #129 to #3 - jukuku (09/14/2013) [-]
Teachers are largely payed through tax dollars because of public schools. Military spending is higher on the list than education (which is pathetic) this is less of an issue of economics, more of an issue of politics. If people got pissed about the lack of funding for their own kid's education, then the political platform would change. There is no uproar over education loud enough to change who gets elected. In fact, people would probably cry if their taxes went up a quarter of a percent, even though it means their kid's lives could be changed dramatically for the better. Hell, they could just refinance some military spending and the US could have the best education system in the world with teachers who get paid enough that their spouse doesn't need to work.

TL;DR: The people didn't pay attention to politics and now it is biting people who had no say in the matter, in the ass.
User avatar #142 to #3 - pedrophile (09/14/2013) [-]
Honestly i don't know how many times you've said this but its a lot, just make a post.
#8 to #3 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
Ooh great Economy God!
Tell us your secrets!
User avatar #13 to #3 - thebrownydestroyer **User deleted account** (09/14/2013) [-]
yus please,
#65 to #3 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V
#7 to #3 - hailarty (09/14/2013) [-]
This pictures isn't explaining economics, instead it criticizes it.
If you are smart enough to explain how economics works, you should also be smart enough to understand the point of the picture.
User avatar #19 to #7 - jibb (09/14/2013) [-]
You are too dumb.
User avatar #67 to #3 - fyaq (09/14/2013) [-]
Oh please

im sure you're an expert on the subject
you can single-handedly end the economic crisis
User avatar #69 to #67 - thechosentroll (09/14/2013) [-]
No, I can just explain to you why everyones' "Let's pay people based on how important their job is" idea would ruin the world economy.
User avatar #91 to #69 - Jameshaich (09/14/2013) [-]
Can you explain to me? My knowledge on the economy is questionable at best, and i am genuinely curious.
#98 to #91 - fuckyosixtyminutes (09/14/2013) [-]
It's not anything you have to learn in a class or anything scientific, it's just basic sense (not saying you don't have basic sense; rather, I"m saying if I explain it you can probably "verify" it by just examining it logically, rather than taking my word for it like you might have to if i explained complicated biology to you or something).

It's basically all about supply and demand and what the employee brings to the employer. If I went out and said "Hey you know what? I'll take Kobe Bryant's job, and I'll do it for just $50,000 a year!" Hell of a deal right? Wrong. Why? Because I suck at basketball? Because I'm not a well liked celebrity? Those are factors but they're not the bottom line. The bottom line is that no one will pay to watch me play basketball. I don't bring any money to the employer. Kobe brings in more than his salary in revenue to his employer (if he didn't, they'd can him), or at least, he's expected to when they sign a contract with him. He's "worth" the salary they pay him, not becuase of some moral reasoning or philosophy, but simply because he brings in that revenue. There's an upper limit on what he can negotiate because they obviously won't pay him more than they believe he'll bring in, and there's a lower limit in the sense that if they don't pay him enough, someone else will. So they negotiate somewhere in the middle.

Supply is a big factor also. They can't jsut say " **** you, we'll get someone else", because there aren't a lot of Kobe Bryant level players out there. What about teachers? Let's say we're talking private schools so we can avoid the "taxpayer money" factor. They don't have as much negotiating power because one single teacher doesn't impact the school as much as a single entertainer, and there are lots of teachers out there.

I'm running out of space but basically my point is that what you're "worth" isn't about morality and philosophy. It's about supply, demand, money and negotiation.
User avatar #75 to #69 - skaffanl (09/14/2013) [-]
Well, if you change the way people are paid you should also change the way the world economy works. But ye, I personally cannot understand how people can value money more than life. Then again, I did an economic education for a little while and I soon found out I'm not made for economy.
User avatar #102 to #96 - kolsinder (09/14/2013) [-]
Please refer to comment #101.
User avatar #111 to #3 - traelos ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
What do you mean supply and demand?

Teaching is more important so obviously we should put more money into it!

We already do? There's just more teachers...so a larger sum gets divided into smaller pieces...and the reason people don't migrate towards proffesional sports positions is because they're actual much more skilled jobs...I don't believe you! Society should fix that!

If only we paid our teachers better they'd have taught me how to economics!
#64 to #3 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
Yes because you are the only sane and smart person in the FJ ever and without you educating us fools we would be forever blinded by the idiocy of the society even though this was simply a joke comic.
Faggot.
#101 to #3 - kolsinder (09/14/2013) [-]
Don't worry, I'll handle this without sounding like a pretentious half-wit. You see, the labour market functions as a conventional supply-demand graph, insofar as capitalism is concerned. Now I won't get bogged down in detail, but in a nutshell, the more demand there is for one service, the more people will be willing to pay them. The demographics to which basketball players pander overshadow those corresponding to teachers, i.e. teachers are only required by children and their parents, whereas pretty much anyone interested in basketball contributes towards the demand for it. Ergo, the astronomical sums invested in basketball, nay, all major professional sports these days are what has induced this sudden spike in wages, meanwhile teachers' wages have remained relatively consistent (though I would posit they have slightly increased over the years due to inflation and whatnot). I have included the actual graph to help you visualise this.

And yes, thechosentroll, I have actually taken the liberty of finding your so-called explanation. Although your explanation was correct in context, it crumbles here because the qualification necessary for one to become a teacher or a basketball player is roughly the same. My advice is to get off your high horse and leave the economy to those who actually study economics, alright? Tags for those who wanted to know: killerliquid, Jameshaich, thebrownydestroyer, exceeding.
#139 to #101 - iamlying (09/14/2013) [-]
But, the demand for teachers is greater than the demand for basktball players. Though what you say is valid, this is a supply side issue, not a demand one, the amount of teachers is far greater than the amount of basketball players. If it was a demand issue, as the demand for basketball players rose, there would not only be higher wages but higher number of basketball players (i.e. Output would increase). Although your graph shows this, this is obviously not the case IRL
User avatar #157 to #139 - kolsinder (09/15/2013) [-]
I would postulate it can be approached from both sides. You see, the supply of amazing basketball players hasn't really changed over the last 20 years, yet their wages have rocketed. True, but wouldn't you say that there have been more basketball players lately? I for one know that in football (soccer), where wages are exorbitant too, more initiatives have been set up over the years. That said, the output increase is proportionately lower, so you're also right; I tried covering this in comment #104.
User avatar #158 to #101 - thebrownydestroyer **User deleted account** (09/15/2013) [-]
thanks
User avatar #104 to #101 - kolsinder (09/14/2013) [-]
I'd also like to add this: the supply of massive stars in any sports is limited by definition, whereas there aren't really any "best teacher awards". Thus, if you imagine the supply curve shifting to the left because of how hard it is to break into the elite, you'd see that the wage rate would rise alongside it.
User avatar #10 to #3 - robertolee ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
No. You should realise this is a funny picture website and this content is a joke then move on.
#115 to #3 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
you don't have to explain anything

it's common knowledge so don't feel like a genius just because there are dumb people who don't know why this is like that

you're on a funny website, not a scientific facts website, so like the 4chan header says: "The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood.
Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact."

in the end, you are the fool
User avatar #72 to #3 - killerliquid ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
Just find your comment again and paste it if you have
User avatar #74 to #72 - thechosentroll (09/14/2013) [-]
Nah, too lazy. Plus, I comment a lot. It's probably on page 30 or something of my comments. No chance in hell I'm digging for that. Guess I could always just not explain it.
User avatar #76 to #74 - killerliquid ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
If I can remember what I put in a comment I can search it up and [hopefully] find it because we both know how **** the search engine on FJ is.
#18 to #3 - SilenceDeath (09/14/2013) [-]
Why so depressed explaining how economy works is easy:
I simply does not work... in our favor.
User avatar #20 to #18 - thechosentroll (09/14/2013) [-]
No, not necessarily. It's more or less meant to exploit lazy and stupid people. So, it doesn't work in the favor of most people, but it does help those who know how to do things.
User avatar #25 to #20 - myfourthaccount (09/14/2013) [-]
>It's more or less meant to exploit lazy and stupid people

Yes because a stem cell researcher that only get's 70000 USD per year is lazier and stupider than Floyd Mayweather who got paid 85 million USD for two boxing fights

You're logic is flawed
User avatar #49 to #25 - Accidentalninja (09/14/2013) [-]
Think about the fact that the sports stars who earn all of these ridiculous salaries are among the best in the world at what they do, if the stem cell researcher was the best at his job he'd probably do alright and if not then clearly he chose the wrong profession.
User avatar #50 to #49 - myfourthaccount (09/14/2013) [-]
That's not the point man. The point is those sports guys are doing nothing to make the world a better place, where as the stem cell researcher is. And the highest payed stem cell researcher to date has a salary of 150000 USD, still no where near what even an average pro athlete gets payed.

User avatar #52 to #50 - Accidentalninja (09/14/2013) [-]
Sports just earn more money, from TV, sponsors, merchandising, tickets etc. so the industry is worth a lot more and the sports stars are doing all of the work on the field so they feel like they deserve a slice of the pie. Its not right but its like that and that's the way it is.
#56 to #50 - theroyjenkins (09/14/2013) [-]
Right, but there's not nearly as much money going into research as there is an industry, let alone one like the NBA or NFL. Not to mention the millions of people who watch these events live, giving advertisers great opportunities to pitch their products. Another issue with your arguement, though I know you're using it as an example, is how controversial stem-cell research is at the moment. While I think that's idiotic, it's true.
TL;DR - There's no Doritos ads on the Stem Cell Research world championships.
User avatar #109 to #56 - myfourthaccount (09/14/2013) [-]
I know, I know, and I completely agree with you. My point is instead of spending money on stuff that really does nothing for us, we could use them to make our society better, but I guess that is just too idealistic and wouldn't never be implemented.
User avatar #83 to #49 - validandclear (09/14/2013) [-]
Its because no one cares. We would rather waste money on being entertained.
#26 to #25 - rotownhero (09/14/2013) [-]
Mother ****** trains like crazy.
User avatar #43 to #26 - myfourthaccount (09/14/2013) [-]
And a stem cell researcher doesn't? True he is not training physically but do you have not a lot of people can do what a stem cell researcher does. Anybody on the other hand can train to build big muscles and fight, few have the mental capacity to find treatments to detrimental diseases.
User avatar #44 to #43 - myfourthaccount (09/14/2013) [-]
my computer messed up there, the "do you have" phrase shouldn't be there after the "but"
#51 to #44 - rotownhero (09/14/2013) [-]
Though I understand your logic, it is not fair declare someones logic flawed when yours is too. Saying that you just have to get a lot of muscle and workout like crazy does not do righteous to the complexity of boxing.
bitch *****
User avatar #108 to #51 - myfourthaccount (09/14/2013) [-]
lol I kickbox, myself. I know how hard people that do work. But it's still not doing **** for the world
#24 to #20 - SilenceDeath (09/14/2013) [-]
If you haven't looked out side 80% of all people every where are lazy and stupid because the educational systems are lowering the standards to make more people pass. Those who have high grades and are thing whit the head on their shoulders can't get employed because the employer does not want thinking people he want's drone that don't know how much they are getting screwed, thus making the population dumber and dumber and benefiting them self and those above them more.
User avatar #53 to #3 - chezburgadominator (09/14/2013) [-]
No one said you had to, it's a joke ABOUT a parallel universe, not complaining(unless you take it that way).
User avatar #153 to #3 - useroftheLOLZ (09/15/2013) [-]
Simply put, because their is a great demand for teachers, along with a great supply, teachers will never make any more than they already do, because of the standard being so low.

it's an inverse correlation really, as the required quality of teachers goes up, amount of capable teachers goes down, thus creating a greater demand, where schools are going to be more willing to pay competitive prices for teachers.

With major league B-ball players, there an immense demand for high quality players, and thus, there is a marginal amount of people capable of meeting such demands. This makes the wage market extremely bloated, and competitive, not just because of that, but because of how much capital is made from merchandise, games, tournaments, broadcasts, commercials, et cetera, it's one big multi billion dollar industry, that is fueled by the quality of the players.

That is why Michael Jordon, and all the other big league players make so much, and are worth so much, because they are the best of the best, and will make the most money for teams that own them, thus, why they make so much, because if they could make as much, if not more, for being a college professor, or some **** like that, why would any of them play sports? They need to have the million dollar checks as incentive to keep playing, and keeping the market going.

At least, I believe that's it, someone correct me, I didn't study economics, I only took debate, so my knowledge is more based upon why things work, not how the money flows.
User avatar #9 to #3 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
You should just save it and repost it, like I do with the Humon Sexuality Flag post
User avatar #149 to #3 - animedudej (09/15/2013) [-]
i'm just asking because i am ignorant of the topic... how much does the president of the U.S. make? i mean it must be a considerable amount because there is a high risk factor and there is allot of work being y'know the "leader of an entire country"

meanwhile our Statsminister can walk down a street of oslo without a worry (just sayin many people's gotta hate the president there is there's a legitimate threat of assasination just walking down the street without guards/escort
#155 to #149 - captnpl ONLINE (09/15/2013) [-]
$400,000 a year + pretty much everything you want is paid for by the government.
User avatar #5 to #3 - exceeding (09/14/2013) [-]
Dooo itttt
#103 - iamphoenix (09/14/2013) [-]
They'd probably be better basketball players if they didn't have 58 inch wastes and chicken legs.
User avatar #130 to #103 - SgtObvious (09/14/2013) [-]
you literally just copied a comment that got thumbs the last time this was posted
#156 to #130 - iamphoenix (09/15/2013) [-]
I don't remember the last time this was posted. Do you have a link? If you can provide it I'll delete my comment.
#54 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
" I went to college for four years and came out unable to find a job. When I did find a job it didn't pay much. I had no idea that something I would invest my entire life in wouldn't pay a lot of money. "

These are the people teaching our children?
User avatar #71 - paullabc (09/14/2013) [-]
of course he not making money at basketball hes white
#59 - robbayyy (09/14/2013) [-]
He's not even the best...
#119 to #59 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
Also the biggest sellout in football. Could become one of the legends but instead he goes to a ****** russian league simply to become the best paid footballer in the world. Guess he realized money aint everything - especially when you´re playing in such a cold country as russia when you´re from cameroon. Now lets see what he can do for Chelsea (:
User avatar #136 to #59 - kanpai (09/14/2013) [-]
-goes to movies
-pays 12$
-earns 4000$
User avatar #62 to #59 - ghostofgemini (09/14/2013) [-]
if he worked 2 minutes, he'd make more than a day at my summer job.

The **** man.
User avatar #63 to #62 - robbayyy (09/14/2013) [-]
And it's not even for working, he could just be chilling and he'd still get that money.

He'd earn like £542.40 for just having a wank
User avatar #144 - osimonmagus (09/14/2013) [-]
The only reason professional sports players get so much money is because people are willing to pay the ticket price, pay the price for the merchandise, and recognize what they advertise. People like entertainment. Simple as that.
#90 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
It's a joke based off the stereotype that professional athletes make more than teachers since teachers make **** . Yes we are aware how the economy works. Yes we are aware that salaries aren't based off of the utilities of your job. It is a joke! come on people.
User avatar #2 - soylentchartreuse ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
*Fixed
"In a BETTER Universe"
User avatar #17 to #2 - sketchE ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
your "better"universe would be a pure capitalism where the primary focus is on education. something i could actually get behind
User avatar #57 - odonnell (09/14/2013) [-]
Except if athletes/ actors/ etc got paid a poor salary they would go get another job. They are paid highly because without the high pay no-one would want to do it, and if no-one wants to do it then people that sit at home watching tv, will have nothing to pass the time watching.

Its not like a scientist, where the majority are doing it for the enjoyment of discovering new things, getting to work with high tech equipment, travel around the world etc.

The only way this logic doesn't work is when it comes to armed forces. They get paid a medium wage to go get shot at for a few months. You could arguably say they're doing it for their countries freedom as the reward. But its not their country they're fighting for anymore, its one chosen at random in the middle east.
#66 to #57 - creepyunclebob (09/14/2013) [-]
That's not how it works. Professional sports players and actors get paid a lot of money because what they do makes a ******* of money. People will pay a lot to see it and advertisers will pay a lot to be seen, so the players/actors get paid a lot.
User avatar #68 to #66 - odonnell (09/14/2013) [-]
That does make sense. But how does that work with Engineers, Scientists, Biologists etc. Oil is a good example, all of them put part into mining the oil, but each only gets around $80000/yr, when oil goes for over $100 a barrel, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, reported domestic oil production was at 7.4 million barrels per day, thats $740million each day from oil production.

You're right in saying the pay rises on industry profit, but my point about how a job such as an actor would only be worthwhile if the pay was high enough.
#120 to #68 - creepyunclebob (09/14/2013) [-]
As for that point, allow me to direct your attention to community theater and recreational sports. Some people put truly ridiculous amounts of time into both of those, and actually pay into them in order to participate.
User avatar #70 to #57 - Kulthozuer (09/14/2013) [-]
No one would want to do it? They get to play a game they love for a living. I'm pretty sure there are recreational leagues for a reason, people enjoy playing recreational sports. People however don't enjoy working at McDonald's but that doesn't stop them from getting 7.25$ an hour. Don't get me wrong I know it's that way for a reason but doesn't mean its not still a little ****** up.
#92 to #70 - fuckyosixtyminutes (09/14/2013) [-]
There's nothing " ****** up" about it. They get paid those salaries because they contribute to a huge industry. An industry that's in demand, enhancing the lives of sports fans everywehre. Not to mention employing countless people. You're a ******* idiot if you think that's all a bad thing.
User avatar #73 to #70 - odonnell (09/14/2013) [-]
I didn't mean no one would want to do it as such, I meant they would rather a higher paying job to it.

Fair enough if they enjoy playing it, and they're going to be paid for it. It would be good for a bachelor, but if it came to a family etc they'd need a higher paid job. But, in my opinion, when you do something over and over, it becomes boring. Looking at most players in the interviews it doesn't ever come across as they're doing it for fun anymore, its all for the money.
User avatar #78 to #73 - Kulthozuer (09/14/2013) [-]
I'm sure there are plenty of athletes that never even wanted to do pro sports for the game and simply wanted to just for the paycheck, stands to reason when some of the worst athletes make a lot more money than other people. All I am saying is that I understand why the economy is this way its basic supply and demand on a much larger scale but it could be a little more even. You don't need more than 80,000$ a year in America to raise and support a family my parents make a lot less, most people I know make less and are still well off but some of them make hundreds of millions of dollars which is too much money for any one person to have in my opinion. Now some people who make hundreds of millions donate most of it to charity and still live extremely well, some people don't donate at all. I think it's terrible to make enough money to live extremely well for hundreds of families and keep it to yourself when you could be living the high life with 1/100th of that money. Also on that note some people may say well they worked hard for it, maybe, but I've seen people work as hard as Bill Gates has ever worked or harder and with great ideas just in the wrong time or the wrong conditions. Some people are just lucky that doesn't mean they'd be poor if they had their idea any other time but they certainly don't deserve one billion dollars to do whatever they want with, no one is that smart and works that hard to earn that, in my opinion. If I ever amount to anything and I hope I do as I will be attempting to go to school for most of my life I will donate most of what I make to charity or directly to others in need.
#140 - cheesecakesam (09/14/2013) [-]
Commenting because still level one fag. That's a thing apparently, sorry for the excess of a life I have FJ
User avatar #47 - hurleyy (09/14/2013) [-]
***** its not even that hard to become a teacher. If a teacher made millions, everyone would try and be one and it'd be impossible to pick a few out because extreme skill is not needed. For professional athletes it near impossible to achieve what they do. Sure they're work isn't as important but almost nobody can get to where they are
#28 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
Well anyone can become a teacher if you go to school for it. Not everyone has the natural born talent to be a professional athlete.
#29 - sheldonazznigguh (09/14/2013) [-]
Ever heard the phrase, "Those who can't do, teach"?

Why should we pay them more than athletes who have the talent and dedication to perform on that level? I agree teachers are under payed, but not by that large of a margin.
User avatar #33 to #29 - marlton ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
they must've taught you
User avatar #37 to #29 - ultimatebadass (09/14/2013) [-]
teachers, cops, and people in the military deserve the pay that pro athletes and singers get. since those jobs actually matter
User avatar #42 to #37 - noblexfenrir (09/14/2013) [-]
Except by doing this you would be going directly against how capitalism distributes wealth. The fact is, you get paid for the skills you can provide, there is a much larger pool of workers for those 3 professions while the professional athletes market is very "small" in the sense it can only have so many people, and on top of that these people they do take have to be essentially the cream of the crop out of the entire country.

Pro-athletes/singer deserve every single penny they get, especially considering all of their money is basically provided by viewers they receive. So how can people hate how much they get paid when the only reason they get paid that much is because you listen/watch them?
User avatar #99 to #42 - akkere (09/14/2013) [-]
How something works =/= How it should be

It's understandable that because athletes work in a private profession, they're more likely to gain more funds, but that doesn't mean the athletes deserve the insane amounts of cash they rake in, especially if they're the average athlete who hardly works to be the best outside of the bare minimum to maintain their status, vs. the teachers that would work much harder in the hours + the hours they take home. \

I don't see how pro-athletes deserve every penny they get as opposed to how much teachers get when the former's value of work and level of effort required to perform that work is substantially less than the other.
User avatar #55 to #42 - ultimatebadass (09/14/2013) [-]
I didn't mean literally I meant they do deserve it but I know that wouldn't work
User avatar #31 to #29 - mjjrussell **User deleted account** (09/14/2013) [-]
Teachers are under payed and athletes are over payed.
#84 to #31 - sheldonazznigguh (09/14/2013) [-]
Good teachers are under payed, certainly. I appreciate the education that they have given me. My original comment might have seemed a bit harsh in its wording. That being said, I still stand by it. The reason I feel that way is because of my experience with college friends who are majoring to be High school and middle school teachers. It doesn't take a high skill set, or even that hard of work to teach from a textbook like most teachers do today. The true "teachers", the ones who genuinely care about the success and development of each of their students should get payed a bit more than they currently do, but there are just too many people flooding those jobs for that to work.

I'll take my red thumbs, as I understand my opinion isn't popular, and my initial comment was worded poorly.
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