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The Forum > General Discussion > Should Sarah Murdoch and fellow celebs pay back the Bonds money?

Should Sarah Murdoch and fellow celebs pay back the Bonds money?

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It was announced about 3 weeks ago that the company that makes Bonds clothing would be closing down part of its operation with the loss of 1850 jobs. Whilst the workers there do the hard physical work that keeps the company profitable and/or afloat, they have been repaid with a loss of a job and possibly their entitlements as well.

Compare this with Sarah Murdoch and the other celebrities who have featured in Bonds ads over the years. Presumably they did not do this for nothing. She gets good money for simply posing in front of a camera, no shedding of sweat, but just to look her lovely self. It is completely unfair that such disparity between effort and reward occurs. It is also pretty un-Australian.

Seeing as the Sarah Murdochs of this world have already got their squillions, how about they donate all the dough they made from the ads to the workers that are doing it tough or that may be missing out on their entitlements etc. It might buy the workers some time to find their next job. If they canít find one, it will go towards making their retirement a touch more comfortable.
Posted by RobP, Sunday, 8 March 2009 1:16:34 PM
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Trouble is RobP it is not Sarah Murdoch's fault that Bonds is moving offshore. She did a job and got paid a fee at the market rate.

Is it fair that a person gets paid a squillion for modelling? No it isn't but our whole economic system values the work we do on what the market dictates. Is a model worth more than a nurse? Most would argue NO but in this economy a model will make a business a lot of money by appearing in their Ads, a nurse won't. This is the unfortunate reality.

Yes it would be nice if she donated her money to the workers just as it would be nice if I donated money to the workers, or any other person.

It is entirely up to her. I suspect she and her husband do donate to many other worthy causes.
Posted by pelican, Sunday, 8 March 2009 7:05:20 PM
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What's with the sudden interest in what one specific company is doing.

What they have done is no different from what many other companies have been up to over the last decade.
Posted by wobbles, Sunday, 8 March 2009 10:46:51 PM
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I would speculate that, without using people like Sarah Murdoch to advertise their wares, Bonds wouldn't have experienced the economic success they have over the years. Yes, they are a household name, but that alone isn't enough to entice people to buy Bonds undies. So, in a way, Sarah Murdoch has helped secure jobs until now. Should she give money back? I don't think so.
Posted by Otokonoko, Sunday, 8 March 2009 10:48:03 PM
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Should the tradies that got called into the factory for various jobs over the years pay their money back too?.
Posted by StG, Monday, 9 March 2009 7:52:02 AM
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People often hate me because I'm beautiful too.

Nobody objects to a smart man earning money from his natural gifts. But a beautiful woman is somehow undeserving because her beauty is natural.

The smart man reads and educates himself to magnify his natural intelligence. Very noble. A beautiful woman spends hours at the gym and spends lots of time on her appearance. She's a shallow troll!

'She gets good money for simply posing in front of a camera, no shedding of sweat, but just to look her lovely self. It is completely unfair that such disparity between effort and reward occurs. It is also pretty un-Australian.'

un-Australian? Do you work for A Current Affair?
I'm sure she sweats her ass off at the gym, and looks mighty sexy doing it too.
Posted by Houellebecq, Monday, 9 March 2009 9:40:34 AM
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