Tensions between employers and workers are high at many of the nation’s companies, according to results from a new Harris Interactive poll that shows that the majority of workers are irritated by their managers’ salaries and rewards. Eighty-seven percent of employees said that most top company managers are paid more than they deserve and get rich at the expense of ordinary workers. Another 66% are upset because they believe workplace rewards are distributed less fairly today than five years ago. Hostility is particularly high among older workers. Among workers age 65 and older who report feeling worse off now than they were five years ago, 86% are angered by what they perceive as managers getting rich at their expense. Only 49% of workers age 18 to 24 shared that feeling.

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