. . . consider this news over the last three days:
- The CEO of Home Depot, Bob Nardelli abruptly resigned today, but will receive a severance package of $210 million.
- J.C. Penney fired its COO right before the new year (after six months on the job) only to have to pay her "about $10 million in severance ."
- Today, the University of Alabama hired Nick Saban for 8 years and $32 million (guaranteed.)