What Econo-Girl and Liesure Lad were probably paying for is the 24 hour pet hospital with full staff. And it's good to know that it is there, but the local guy is cheaper. Fewer hours, though.
This debate stirs up the issue of executive compensation for Econo-Girl. You have to ask, are these CEO's worth it? And why are they worth it a lot more these days than in the past? Since "trickle down economics" has been disproven, is there any way to share the income from a corporation more equitably?
Econo-Girl has worked in the corporate world for a long time. The CEOs are NOT WORTH what they are paid relative to the workers. I know that makes me sound like a communist. I am unafraid.