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How ordinary workers feel when fat cat gets the cream

Management Development Review

ISSN: 0962-2519

Article publication date: 1 September 1997



“Snouts in the trough” is a common tabloid newspaper reaction to news that yet another company boss has gained an enormous pay increase at a time when the firm has laid off large numbers of employees, imposed ever‐greater workloads on those who remain and given them little or nothing by way of a wage increase. No wonder ordinary employees increasingly feel disfranchised, discouraged and angry. Discusses the following issues: How much commitment can a company realistically expect from rank‐and‐file workers who believe themselves to have been so cheated? Why has this situation arisen? And what can be done to right the wrongs?



(1997), "How ordinary workers feel when fat cat gets the cream", Management Development Review, Vol. 10 No. 5, pp. 164-165.




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