Friday, November 03, 2006

We're In The Wrong Job


Yesterday's Campaign reports that Martin Sorrell earned £2.7 million last year. And two other unnamed admen (one at Aegis, one at Omnicom) earned £1 million+.

It's a lot of dough, for sure... but that's only 3 people in our entire industry. The BBC reports that over 4,000 City boys will be getting a £1 million bonus this year.

It's not fair.

5 comments:

FishNChimps said...

I've worked in the City. It's soooo boring.

You get a more eclectic and interesting mix of people in advertising, so surely it's more fun to work here than drudge yourself into an early grave amongst the power ties.

Rosa Martinez said...

Have you ever written down the benefits of having a creative job?

The kind of social interaction you have with people, the way you use your brain, being able to express yourself , learning something new every day, polishing your writing skills, your drawing skills...

This happens in between your 9 -5 job.

When you do a creative job, every hour you work is an investment in your own personal skills. I am not talking specialised post-industrial society skills. I mean life skills.

Creative jobs can be teaching, cooking, composing music...

Compared to all creative industries, Advertising is the one that pays better in general. You are a lucky bunch!

Besides, for every high flying city boy who makes millions a year, there are many many many people working for him who earn small salaries. They just don't make the news. They are grey people who hide themselves in the 9-5 suit and dream of having a creative job.

Scamp said...

i don't know guys... i just wonder whether these cats on £1 million a year are worrying about the lack of creativity in their 9 to 5...

Sean Ganann said...

Well I for one didn't get into this business for the $$$ I got into it for the long hours.

Anonymous said...

I know plenty of bankers.. they work 20 hour days as a norm, and have no time to spend the money they earn...