Columbo we have a different mindset and as such will never agree. To me if one works, they contribute to society, thats the reason for working, the fact you get paid for working is just so you have the means to survive. Whilst you see it as maximising one's own wealth based on what they can negotiate from an employer. You ask a child why they want to be a doctor, the reason is not usually "because it pays well". Society has lost track of good values, I feel which were lost in the thatcher years. I am the type of person who would take a pay cut or even work for free if it meant keeping my employer afloat for the wider good. If I worked for the NHS I would be grateful for the job security that working for the state gives, and that would reflect the pay I would consider reasonable, I probably would never ever demand a pay rise from them knowing that they struggling to provide a proper health service to the public. But thats me, its who i am. I am someone who has written to the government asking them to increase my taxes, not many people are like me, who are willing to share, and think of those less well off, I accept that, but it doesnt mean I cannot fight for change.