Underpaid underappreciated OLeary

first_imgRyanair’s boss says he’s underpaid in a sh**ty industry.You’d expect him to think it, but RyanAir chief executive Michael O’Leary has said it out loud, declaring that he is Europe’s most “underpaid and underappreciated” boss.Although recognizing that he earns 20 times more than the average employee with an annual salary of up to $1.5 million, the head of the Irish low-cost carrier, Mr O’Leary says he works harder than the average Joe and therefore deserves more, The Guardian reported. In what can only be described as a ‘tell all’ interview, the CEO explained that while he flew more than 80 million passengers last year, his Aer Lingus counterpart, Christopher Mueller, earned more despite flying only nine million passengers.Regretting his move into “the sh**ty”industry“, Mr O’Leary continued, highlighting that perks for an airline boss were a complete waste particularly for someone who hates holidays. “Holidays are a complete waste of time,” he said.  “I do it because I have a wife and four children who insist that I have to go away every year otherwise they will be traumatised. I try to explain to them they’ll be more traumatised having me there for two weeks. “Of course I fly Ryanair, but it costs me a fortune in excess baggage.”Often recognized for his upfront persona, Mr O’Leary added that he is “probably unemployable, which why a business as sh**ty as the airline industry is one where I can flourish”. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more