Well one of my lifelong bestfriends is literally an $8figure top exec in a narrow Wall Street specialization. He recently quit a prestigious company he had joined several years previously because while he lived up to his end of the bargain providing them with credibility in that area of expertise as he's globally known and directly and indirectly through his group generating multiples of his compensation, the organization, one which is a household name in the investment industry did not live up to the spirit of their assurances and he stopped respecting the people at the very top. He was quite unhappy so he left to do his own thing (even more successfully I might add). Now would I call someone who owns a Park Ave duplex, has about 5 other houses throughout the country, owns the finest cars and retains a limo and driver at his and his family's disposal a "slave" ??? Hell no! He'd chortle at that description but despite having the status, reputation and earnings most would envy, it didn't reduce his dissatisfaction and frustration he had jobwise and philosophy wise. I'd say that in his narrow narrow financial specialization, he's in as much demand as LeBron is in his and compensated relatively ... so while you personally cannot identify with LeBron's frustration, my bud certainly could. As a matter of fact we had this very conversation over the weekend and that's why it's top of mind.
Originally Posted by nyjunc