CEO talks pay (in a mealy-mouthed way)

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First, Kroger chief David Dillon called his pay package “ludicrous” at the Aspen Ideas festival.

Later, perhaps after having received some guff from his CEO peers, he walked that back a bit.

Finally, he concluded: “But when I look at what’s expected typically of a CEO, the life expectancy, the lack of job security, the 7-by-24 commitment, I don’t dispute that they ought to be paid really well. It’s just that I think it’s gotten a little bit out of hand.”

But at least he talked about it, and perhaps your client can use his shilly-shallying as a jumping off point for something a little more coherent and pointed.

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