CEOs for a pittance, or a princely sum


Suspending the 401K employee match is the latest fashionable way for companies to pick the pockets of their employees. Everyone's doing it -- even the freakin' AARP, the people who should hold retirement savings programs sacred.

Many shortchanged employees are keeping an eye on the executive offices, wondering if the sacrifices stop short of the top floor. Fortunately, some CEOs recognize the link between company morale and shared hardship, and are voluntarily giving up compensation while their companies are struggling.