Being Paid Too Much?

1250 Words Dec 5th, 2014 5 Pages
AJ Medinger
Amber Leichner
FP3: Persuasive Essay
Being paid too much? Wouldn’t it be great to make nearly $100 million a year simply to play a game? LeBron James, along with many other professional athletes, sure thinks so. Do these athletes really deserve all that money though? In my mind, I think absolutely not, but then I think maybe they do. Professional athletes are making too much money in a society where salaries and wages are based on the value of their work. In today’s society, I think someone should be paid according to the job’s position and value to society. Teaching is one of the most important jobs because our future will rely on the education of the children. However, teachers are paid way less than the average professional athlete is. In fact, Giancarlo Stanton, a MLB player for the Marlins, will make the average yearly salary of a teacher in 58 hours or 2.44 days. Some people may argue and say that teachers only provide service to a classroom and professional athletes are interesting fans all around the world, giving people excitement. The president, who makes huge decisions that affects the entire world every day, only makes a base salary of $400,000 a year. While President Obama is hard at work, a rookie in the MLB and others are making way over that amount of money a year. There are plenty of other jobs like doctors, police officers, and fighters, who save lives while risking their own, but for way less than professional athletes make. It’s too…
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