The difference is that your CEO presumably has certain job skills that will ensure that he maintains that salary. He has a big incentive to keep
working. For the vast majority of people, that $1 million payday will be a one-shot deal. They'd be going back to a $10/hr job. There's
simply no incentive to return when you'd have to work your entire wage-earning life to make another $1 million at that pay rate.
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