wack wack wrote:You don't have to like it, but to even entertain the thought that Mickelson "works" like someone doing ANYTHING for $50k/yr is ridiculous.
I've interacted with plenty of people who make 50K and more, who are lazy and incompetent yet managed to work their way up into some middle management position that pays them way more than their worth. Also, in terms of "work", is doing research "work" Is it work like sweating and busting your balls at a factory. Is being a writer "work" Work is about the amount of effort you put into something. I guarantee Mickelson didn't just pick up a club and, blammo, he was a great golfer. No, he worked his ass off becoming a good athlete. Like it or not.
Do athletes and entertainers make too much, maybe, but that's not the point here. It is now about the amount of "work" one of these folks do vs. that of your typical 9-5 job. I'm willing to bet a lot of money that the average worker wouldn't last a day with the work out routine some athletes have or the travel, touring, and hours entertainers put into their work.
I get what your saying about middle class workers being shit on. I just don't think it's fair to blame other people whose "work" may not be your typical 9-5 job.
And Ned, that GIF was pretty damn funny.