The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

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I found it rather ironic that, on the day the coalition announce that public sector workers can expect a pay rise of one percent this year, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are advertising for two non-executive directors to work for a maximum of four days per month on a salary of £15,500. That’s over £320 per day.

I suppose if you are a hospital consultant, senior civil servant, high ranking army officer etc then that won’t seem such an outrageous salary, and they won’t consider a one per cent pay rise too bad, on their salaries.

But what about the rank and file earning not £300 a day but £300 a week?

Yes, there are people out there working full time for such salaries, and I can’t blame them if they feel a little hard done by.

The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Nothing changes, does it?

S Collins

Sheffield