There is a decent chance that Ken Feinberg's model results will be enough to drive some people to the brink of seriously considering other ways to make a living. But life at the top of a large financial services company can be pretty good and the perks can go a long way towards cushioning the blow from substandard paydays. So if you're going to make a move, you better make sure the perks can justify the potential hit to income.
Academia has its high points: flexible schedules, casual dress, no annoying regulators. And one more thing.
Dr Terence Kealey from Buckingham University, for instance, finds curvy female students an attractive element of his total reward package.
In a light-hearted, albeit rather frank, article penned for the Times Higher Education magazine, Dr Kealey said female students who flaunt their curves are a perk of the job and should be enjoyed.
The article read: "Most male lecturers know that, most years, there will be a girl in class who flashes her admiration and who asks for advice on essays. What to do? Enjoy her! She's a perk."
So eye candy should be included in total comp calculation. Interesting theory professor. Anything else you care to add on what to do with the curves being thrown in your face?
"Which you should admire daily to spice up your sex, nightly, with the wife. As in Stringfellows, you should look but not touch."