Saturday, January 19, 2008

I Have a Beef With Tyson

Twenty four point six million.

Read that again.

$24,600,000.

A pretty big number, eh?

That's how much the head honcho at Tyson collects to run the world's largest meat processing facility. The Proxy Governance firm believes that Tyson executives are over-paid: Proxy Firm Says Tyson CEO Paid Too Much.

If you remember awhile back, I had a culinary adventure with two bags of Tyson chicken parts. The outside of the bag showed beautiful white pieces of chicken. Inside both bags were mostly fatty chicken parts with a few white pieces tossed in.


So hearing that the Tyson CEO is collecting a huge amount of compensation for his job just makes me mad. How about directing the company money to produce a quality product instead?

Listen up, Tyson--you need to cut the fat from the executives' pockets as well as your product.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pic is too small to see closer detail of chicken pieces from Tyson.

Jim said...

Most corporations here in USA are paying CEOs too much and I find that disgussing. We are paying the President of USA, traditionally, who is the highest-paid public employee. President Bush currently earns $400,000 per year, along with a $50,000 expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment.

The First U.S. Congress voted to pay George Washington a salary of $25,000 a year, about $566,000 in 2007 terms. Washington, already a wealthy man, refused to accept his salary; however, he asked for his living expenses to be covered.

Shareholders needs to speak up and tell the executives to shape up or else.

Christian's Mommy said...

Wow, Karen, that is NASTY! You know, I used to work for the trade association that represented meat and poultry producers and I know their lobbyist...I think we should march up to their office on K street and throw this pic in their face!

I have had much better luck with Perdue Shortcuts :)

NightOwl said...

Your title caught my eyes...at first I was thinking that the boxer Tyson's back into the ring. I would have a beef with any criminals that are allowed to compete for that much money.

Yeah I notice just about every food products' picture on it's package doesnt show what we'll expect after we cook it.

Jodi said...

Hmmm seems to me some years ago there was a TV program where there were whistle blowers that expose people like Tyson..
I was wondering if there is still such programs on TV in the USA ??
I find the amount of money these CEO's earn disgraceful, they really do not do diddly squat,,,Karen I hope u are going to kick some booty !!!!

Nita said...

The only thing is to do the MANUAL work yourself: buying a whole chicken and trimming/cutting it yourself!! It will be more "fresh" to you, more of resembling the picture on the package. And it saves $$ as well.

Karen said...

Nita,
I completely agree. Although, I still stock up on Trader Joe's chicken strips. I won't touch Tyson anymore unless by a miracle, they clean up their chicken.

Casdok said...

Well said!

kw said...

I became disgusted with the meat industry when I saw a video of how they mistreat chickens on farms and then how they were slaughtered. I stopped eating meat. I know this pretty drastic, but that's my answer. Trader Joe's has good products though. I would rather pay a little more knowing the animals were treated humanely, and also that I'm not eating products that have been treated with hormones and chemicals. I buy my cage-free, hormone free eggs at TJ's. :-)

groovyoldlady said...

...and they might respond publicly to all this criticism if hey weren't so chicken.