Friday, March 21, 2008

Why Technical People Get Paid Less Than Managers

Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians almost never make as much money as business executives.
Let’s see a rigorous mathematical proof that explains why this is true:

Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power (Knowledge = Power)
Postulate 2: Time is Money (Time = Money)

As every engineer knows, Power = Work/Time

Since Knowledge = Power, and Time = Money (from postulate 1 and 2 above), we have Knowledge = Work/Money
Solving for Money, we get: Money = Work/Knowledge
Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity regardless of the Work done.

Conclusion: The Less you Know, The More you Make.

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