Friday, April 07, 2006

Dickhead of the Week - Rex Tillerson

Originally uploaded by dangunderman.
I'm perhaps a bit sensitive to the unfairness of money-earning in the corporate world after watching Enron: The Smartest Men in the Room last night. (Rent it today.) All those executives dumping their stocks worth millions, while all those workers got screwed out of their retirement savings? Oh, it just makes me so mad. Rex, by the way, has nothing to do with Enron. I'm letting the Enronites off the hook until the jury hands down a verdict.

Rex is, however, the CEO of Exxon Mobile, and he makes about $13,700 an hour. Someone working at the federal minimum wage gets less than $11,000 a year.

OK, so maybe Exxon Mobile is paying him "market rate" for his services, and I shouldn't hold his salary against him personally. But then I think about all of the other evils of the oil industry, and I realize that Dickheadedness doesn't even begin to cover one of its leaders. J'accuse, Oedipus Rex!

Runners-up, by the way, include the others mentioned in the above article: Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart, gets paid about $3,500 an hour (and adding to the hypocrisy is that the majority of the staff earns minimum wage); and David Lesar, CEO of Halliburton gets about $8,300 an hour, profiting off the death and destruction of soldiers and civilians alike.

Good times for Dickheads.



At 1:41 PM , Anonymous virgil said...

I think you may have the most complete set of photos of grim-faced, old, white politicians on the internets.
Well done, lad. Well done.

At 4:32 PM , Blogger Ted Carter said...


At 2:25 PM , Anonymous Warden Jenks said...

You're going to be making a lot less per hour when I stick yer ass in prison, boy.

At 1:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Corporate big(dick)heads, isn't it the time that we stand up and say "Up Yours!" ?

At 3:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

With rising gas prices Mr. Rex Tillerson better wear a bullet proof vest when he walks out in public. I can't wait for the day someone starts taking pop shots at this guy.

At 5:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those stats are off. That would put ole Rex at over $27 million a year, and it's not even half that. Actually, base salary is just over a million, bonus add to about another million. Then there is a huge chunk in stock options. That is the way they work. They base 95% on stock and say 'if you can make it worth more, you get to keep it.' That's what the internet boomers did, with no assets though. I don't like it that they are paid that much, and think teachers should be paid way more, but things are getting way too skewed on this subject. Personally, I would like to see our educated and talented paid the most rather than someone that thinks they can sing and grabs their crotch all the time.

At 5:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is his pay, from an objective source, not in prose of an article

if you need a reference. Again, I don't like it either, but things are sprialing.

At 12:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

His old position is still open - apply for it. Then put a price on moving every 18 months on your family and after moving them to a place they have no family or friends - leave to travel as it job required. He and his family have earned every damn penny of what he gets paid. Yes, I am close to them and if you want to take pot shots - come on we TEXAS gals know how to shoot back! We don't miss either!

At 11:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Then put a price on moving every 18 months on your family and after moving them to a place they have no family or friends - leave to travel as it job required"

Oh boo hoo hoo, it must be so hard for them, what with all the money and the nice houses.

At 8:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about a dickhead... you don't even know how to spell the name of the company!

At 3:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmm wonder wots so special about him, give the monkey a banana and he could do that job too...

At 4:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll have to agree with 'Anonymous írta...' Your comments are significantly lessened in the fact that you don't know how to spell ExxonMobil properly and you also don't haave the facts (Rex is paid around 4 mil total per year while the AVERAGE CEO pay is around 10 mil).

I have to believe that you are just jealous. :)

At 10:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sound like a jealous prick. Thought about college, er...?

At 12:26 AM , Blogger dan g said...

Random people keep finding this post and have very strong (and strangely anonymous) feelings on the matter. I've even done a few follow-up posts on this particular posting, so if you're coming to this for the first time, feel free to read a couple of others.

This one was the first response to the eighth comment down, which I thought was a little silly.

This one addresses my initial misspelling of ExxonMobil.

And while it doesn't warrant a separate posting, to the name-callers who insist I'm jealous (or a jealous prick), I assure you I'm not jealous. Whether or not I'm a prick is a subjective question, but I'm most certainly not jealous of Rex.

Oh, and to the anonymous commentators, you truly are a bunch of cowards.

At 1:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to say to Rex Tillerson and the people who are defending him what about the exxon-valdez oil spill? I am a wife of a fisherman and i think it is about time they quit being greedy pigs and pay what is owed us after reading there profit shares i want to puke BOYCOTT EXXON MOBILE Randa

At 5:14 AM , Anonymous Danny Stocker said...

I think it's brilliant personally. If Rex didn't rape and pillage then how would we be able to fuel our 10 litre V8's? £13'700/hour isn't that much money considering his service to America and the world. I think his role in the Abu Dhabi waterskiing vert ramp competition should also be lauded. His work for Greenpeace should also put him high in the realms of morality. I think they should feature him in the new series of "When Good CEO's Go Bad 2"

At 9:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If "CEO of Halliburton ... profiting off the death and destruction of soldiers and civilians alike." is true, then all the construction workers over there making $10 to $30 and hour are doing the same thing. As well are the folks back home who work for companies that make products that are used by soldiers over there. If you took your head out of your butt you could see that.

At 2:43 PM , Blogger titivil said...

Dear Anonymous 9:36 PM:

Good point! Surely the employees of a corporation are as responsible for the actions of the corporation as the management, just as great grandparents are responsible for the actions of their great grandchildren years down the line. You don't have to pull your head out of your whatever to see the logic in that!

And of course free men and women should be able to post whatever invective they want to in an anonymous fashion. That's why we fought (and won!) three world wars! Just so we can do that, and leave messages of heavy breathing on voice machines, and break into apartments so that we can steal soiled underwear!

Not really Titivil

At 12:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 1:34 PM , Anonymous Tom said...

Question: are you just a giant socialist, or are you trying to make a legitimate point about wrongful enrichment?

Check this link out to see the top paid CEOs:

Forbes CEOs list

Funny, Tillerson is not on the top 25 list.

In fact, No. 1 is Mr. Apple himself. I have no beef with him, but I don't hear anyone screaming about his salary. Oh, that's because he's a liberal snob, so forgive me, he's excluded.

In fact, the banking industry actually has more CEOs on this top 25 list than the energy industry (6 to 2).

Giant dickhead huh? Well, if you're REALLY wanting to socialize the entirely of our American freedoms away by supporting government-enforced fiscal equality, than pick on the people who are truly implicated.

Otherwise just shut up.


At 8:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a reason some people only make minimum wage...go stand in line at walmart for 5 minutes it is entertaining and educational...sorry your so upset with your middleclass with it!

At 10:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm suprised to have come across this complaint about the money Rex Tillerson makes because for the largest corporation in the world, he is making way less than the average CEO.

You should be complaining about dumbass people like lindsey lohan who probably makes more than this guy, and is absolutely useless.

I don't know where the profit goes for these oil companies, certainly not in my pocket. But unless you plan to drill million dollar wells yourself or plan to walk to work (which I do), the whole gas price thing is getting old. Most people are gas snobs, too lazy, proud or whatever to conserve energy and use wisely.


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