[LMB] AKICOT:L Questions/Opinions

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Mon Nov 19 03:17:32 GMT 2018


In fact, the highest paid employee in most US states is a college sports coach. 

As a personal opinion, I think that college sports are both overrated and unnecessary expenses. Of course, no one has ever offered to pay to see me do anything. 

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> On Nov 18, 2018, at 7:44 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Quite a few big university sports coaches make more than the President of
> the university makes, or so I hear.  After all, any academic can be a
> university president, but a coach that brings in big, BIG bucks for the
> university by consistently coaching winning teams is another matter
> entirely.
> 
> Just another reason to separate schools from sports.
> 
>> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 8:11 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Sandia started to do that when they created the Distinguished Member of
>> the Technical Staff classification. As I stated in an earlier post, it
>> allowed Sandia to keep a “world class” mathematician as a mathematician
>> instead of a manager.
>> In other occupations, does the manager of less than 200 people with only 2
>> or at most 3 levels of management actually need a expensive high level
>> manager? “Goodbye Mr. Chips” showed a really great headmaster but it was
>> his abilities as a teacher was most important.
>> Also a public school principal is not a top boss but middle management.
>> 
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>>> On Nov 18, 2018, at 6:42 PM, Jason Long <sturmvogel66 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I understand that, but I really doubt that's what's going on in this
>>> situation. Call me cynical, but very few institutions that I'm aware of
>> pay
>>> somebody more than his or her boss makes.
>>> 
>>>> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 8:13 PM Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I'm suggesting that factors other than "I'm a greedy boss" may be
>> involved.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Tony Z
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Sun, November 18, 2018 6:57 pm, Jason Long wrote:
>>>>> All of those may well be true, but I think that it comes down to the
>>>>> simple rule that bosses get paid more than worker bees.
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 7:54 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Nov 18, 2018, at 5:26 PM, Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> why are school principals/heads paid more than teachers. Yes, you
>>>>>>>> need more teachers than principals but the skill sets don't really
>>>>>>>> overlap. A good teacher may (likely) not be a good principal so
>>>>>> if
>>>>>>>> you promote her you've just lost a good teacher. A good teacher, in
>>>>>>>> any subject, helps more kids than just the ones taking her classes.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Supply and demand.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> People capable of managing adults are (generally) rarer and require
>>>>>>> more experience than those teaching children.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> And most teachers won’t take a less rewarding job unless the pay is
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