Vincenzo sent me a Dogbert cartoon earlier and it reminded me of the sage wisdom of Dilbert, who happens to be a hero of mine. When I worked closely with the sales force in my last job, I had this posted outside my cube.
Dilbert's "Salary Theorem" states:
Scientists and Engineers can never earn as much as administrators and sales people.
This theorem can now be proved mathematically:
Given: Power = Work / Time
and, Knowledge is Power
Substituting knowledge for power, we obtain: Knowledge = Work/ Time
If Time = Money, then: Knowledge = Work/ Money
Solving this equation for money, we obtain:
Money = Work/ Knowledge
Therefore, as knowledge approaches zero, money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of work done.
Conclusion: the less you know, the more you make.