With all the talk about curbing exorbitant executive compensation packages and increased disclosure, I was reminded of an incident nearly 25 years ago, when I was accidentally sent a paycheck intended for Lenny, my supervisor.

Since it was in an envelope addressed to me, I opened it and to my disgust, discovered that despite being one of the most unpleasant and laziest people I’ve ever had the misfortune of reporting to, he was making more than three times my salary.

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