comparative values, comparative wages

A favourite phrase in  exam questions is “Compare and contrast….”.

The Guardian is featuring two stories prominently; one is about Wayne Rooney and the other is about Marisol Valles Garcia. The interest in Rooney, 24, focuses on his decision to leave Manchester United for Manchester City so that he can earn £260,000 a week. The attention given to Miss Garcia, 20, is that for £100 a week she will be the police chief of a dangerous drug-controlled area of Mexico.

Rooney is still crawling away from the limelight over his sex with prostitutes whilst his wife, Colleen, was pregnant and is now upsetting MU with his decision to leave them so that he can best further his career.

Miss Garcia is a student and mother and a ‘last hope’ candidate for a job where her predecessor was beheaded.

So, what was the question? Compare and contrast the values of young people….? Perhaps this’ll be something for Graham and I to discuss when we meet for our usual Friday lunch at the Victoria Tavern.

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10 responses to “comparative values, comparative wages

  1. You can’t blame Roon Wayney. He’s got got to look after number one, hasn’t he?

  2. Seems like a lot of jobs are becoming stereotypical: greedy bankers, corrupt politicians, morally bankrupt footballers..

  3. Do any of these footballers live in the real world and know the cost of anything? Like the price of a cup of coffee? Or the going rate for a prostitute?

  4. My interest in this is beginning to wane.

  5. I agree.

  6. Me too!

  7. Well, the boy did alright then! £50 million over 5 years. About £200,000 a week. Not as much as he might have got at Man City but this way he doesn’t have to do anything and he gets a result.

    Like I say, look after number one.

  8. That Ruin Wayney. He’s really interesting, isn’t he?

  9. Yeah.

  10. It must be due to his personal charisma…

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