March 3, 2008 / 6:59 AM / 12 years ago

Hard-working boss? Most employees disagree

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The vast majority of U.S. workers say they work much harder than the president of their firm, according to a new poll from employment advertising company Monster.

A full 77 percent of respondents argued they toiled longer and harder than the occupants of the corner office, the survey found.

Unscientific by the company’s own admission, the poll findings speak nonetheless to a general sense in American society that the higher echelons have it too easy, getting paid a whole lot more form doing far less.

“Nowadays, with the ratio of CEO pay to the average worker exploding, feelings of disenfranchisement from not being compensated fairly are much more likely,” said Steven Blader, assistant professor of management and organization’s at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

The results were based on 5,369 votes cast by website users on the Monster homepage. Only one vote per user is counted toward the final tabulation.

Reporting by Pedro Nicolaci da Costa and Ellen Freilich

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