Wes Chamberlain was an outfielder on the Phillies 1993 National League Championship Team. He was once asked how much he thought a trash collector made. His response? $100,000. That was twenty five years ago.
In 2017, according to PayScale.com the average sanitation worker makes 12.33 per hour, depending on geography. I think Wes was a little out of touch with the common folk, but man did he have a rifle of an arm from right field!
Today’s king who appears to have lost the common touch is Gary Cohn. Check out his press conference earlier today here. Gary Cohn was formerly the President and COO of Goldman Sachs. That would just about put him among the most powerful people in the world. Or maybe it’s this: Gary Cohn received a severance package of around $285 million when he left Goldman to join President Trump ‘s administration. .Egan, Matt (January 27, 2017). “Trump adviser Gary Cohn’s $285 million Goldman Sachs exit raises eyebrows”. CNN Money.