Last Updated Apr 11, 2008 10:17 AM EDT
But is this wrong? Should a CEO accept a huge payout when the company they lead is under-performing? There's nothing wrong with it legally - it's part of their contract - but is their something wrong with it morally? Would a CEO who decides to scale back, or even refuse, their payout be a grand gesture, or a foolish decision?
Your Dilemma: You're the CEO of a large company, and you're due for a large payout despite the fact that your company is having a bad year.[poll id=37]Have some thoughts on CEO compensation? Leave them in our comments section.
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