November 6, 2013
Dear Securities and Exchange Commission:
I am a part time grocery clerk currently wondering if my Union and my employer are ever going to reach an agreement for a new contract. Part time workers are the majority of employees in all our stores and we're the ones who always get the short end of the stick! Our weekly work hours are constantly being cut and the company expects toget the same job performance out of us with less time allowed!! We are very stressed, tired and beyond angry about the lack of respect our company has shown. Why doesn't someone cut corporate's hours and see if they can accomplish the same workloads in less time?? I'll lay odds that they can't!
I strongly support the SEC’s proposal requiring companies to disclose the CEO-to-median worker pay ratio, as required by the Dodd-Frank investors, because it places CEO pay levels into a broader perspective.
High CEO-to-worker pay ratios can have a negative impact on employee morale and productivity. There are those of us who wonder what the upper management in corporate really do to deserve such high wages when it's the employees at store level that are breaking their backs to keep the business going!!