In 1973, the rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive had a big hit with their song Takin’ Care of Business which celebrated the joys of being a rock musician as opposed to being trapped in a “slaving job to get your pay.”
The chorus of that song goes as follows:
Taking care of business (every way)
I’ve been taking care of business (it’s all mine)
Taking care of business and working overtime
More than four decades later, while most corporate CEO’s in America aren’t saying “it’s all mine”, they are certainly acting as if it is in terms of compensation and the distribution and sharing of rewards with line level employees.