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Mattrick "lives like a Saudi prince and takes a private jet to work"

Man of the moment Don Mattrick has been described as “a division head who lives like a Saudi prince”.

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Mr_Nuts1755d ago

Replace "private jet" with Magic Carpet and he'll be like Aladdin.

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zeal0us1754d ago

Well regardless what he rides to work, when Zynga goes under I won't feel sorry for him or the company.

CrimsonStar1754d ago

Lol yea screw Mattrick and all those innocent people losing their jobs .

SilentNegotiator1754d ago

He won't be sorry either. At $20 million a year, he only needs to work on year there to be set for many life times.

It makes me sick to my stomach that CEOs make money like that while some people still make $7 an hour. That is an atrocity.

nukeitall1754d ago

@SilentNegotiator:

"It makes me sick to my stomach that CEOs make money like that while some people still make $7 an hour. That is an atrocity."

Why?

So we can have communist country disguised as a social?

We need low wage jobs and high incentive (read reward) for those people working hard. So in essence, we need opportunities, not free hand-outs!

Whatever you think, Mattrick oversaw lots of employees and brought a lot of profit to the division, why shouldn't he reap rewards?

Why make people that achieve guilty, when anyone can achieve?

Stop b!tchin and start working!

SilentNegotiator1753d ago (Edited 1753d ago )

@Nuke

There should be incentives to succeed and do well. But there shouldn't be people making enough to fund space expeditions while people barely scrap by.

CEOs making $20 million a year is perfect incentive to NOT work hard. They manage to go from company to company, even when they fail catastrophically.

A private business owner/self employed person can make all of the money he wants. They can be Gajillionaires for all I care. But people sapping millions out of public companies then acting shocked that they're failing to make a profit and start firing people to make up the difference...that's garbage.

nukeitall1753d ago

@Silent:

"CEOs making $20 million a year is perfect incentive to NOT work hard. They manage to go from company to company, even when they fail catastrophically."

That is NOT your decision to make or force upon others. That is the company's management decision, and you are free to do the same and donate your funds to the poor if you so desire.

If you get fired, then perhaps you should have worked up the chain faster.

Stop being bottom feeder and complain, get up and achieve!

SilentNegotiator1753d ago (Edited 1753d ago )

A multimillionaire letting others lose their jobs so that he can make $XX million a year *IS* my business. It's *EVERYONE's* business. It happens all of the time.

You'd have to be completely heartless to think that people should make $20K a year while others make $20M. No one needs $20 million a year. EVERYONE needs more than $20K a year.

The economy is general is worse off because the average person doesn't have any money to spend.

I'm not fighting capitalism nor millionaires. I'm fighting the idea of super-rich people that live off of the backs of the poor.

nukeitall1752d ago

@Silent:

It shouldn't be comfortable to be a bottom feeder. That is why people strive to do better.

Super-rich people aren't living off the back of poor people, becase they are super rich! The fact that Don Mattrick makes $20 million doesn't matter, because if he doesn't spend it, it didn't matter and if he did spend it, it goes back into the economy.

The economy isn't worse off because the average person doesn't spend money, it is worse off, because the average person makes stupid decisions!

When the average person gets plenty of money to spend, they bid up housing prices, buys cars on loan and starts making bad investments.

"I'm not fighting capitalism nor millionaires. I'm fighting the idea of super-rich people that live off of the backs of the poor."

Typical response. The rich isn't just sitting around getting rich, they work their @ss off to get rich. The poor has the option to not take low paying jobs and get a better job if ther skills allowed it.

I advocate for opportunity for the poor, and I don't blame the rich.

The US is the one country that has far more first generation gazillionares than any other country, because it is the land of opportunity that gives rewards for value created used all over the world.

Compare that to other countries and it is evident, it is all old money.

So stop blaming others, stop taking low paying jobs and start working towards higher paying jobs.

"No one needs $20 million a year. EVERYONE needs more than $20K a year."

That is a matter of perspective. Nobody needs more than $20k a year either. It is only so people can afford a certain lifestyle!

SilentNegotiator1752d ago (Edited 1752d ago )

"That is a matter of perspective. Nobody needs more than $20k a year either. It is only so people can afford a certain lifestyle! "

What lifestyle is that? Not being homeless?

You have zero idea what the average cost of living is for a person.

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360ICE1755d ago (Edited 1755d ago )

Really rich people who don't give a lot to charity are terrible. They can certainly keep some to themselves, but think of all the people they could really help? Take a jet to work, or get 100 people an education instead and save the environment in doing so?

The worst is that there are so many people going "Well, I gave 1000 dollars. That's great." No, for a person who doesn't make much more than that that's really great, but not for you. You're judged by what you keep for yourself.

Now, I'm not gonna judge Mattrick to hard here, because I know very little about his economy, but still. Private jet... edit: also, my ice cream budget is sky high, so who am I to judge?

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SlavisH21755d ago

What does this have to do with video games? This site is really going downhill :|

Bzone241754d ago

That's what I was thinking. This doesn't really even seem to be news. Seems like this "article" would be better as part of a bigger article, but on its own it just seems out of place.

PurpHerbison1753d ago

We've been at the bottom of the hill for quite some time now here at N4G.

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