Best boss in the USA? (reading comprehension for upper-intermediate/advanced)


  • What are the typical characteristics of a good boss?
  • Do you know any CEO’s salary? How much does a CEO generally earn?
  • When are pay cuts introduced in a company?

TASK (click here for the article)

  1. What company does Dan Price run? What do they do?
  2. Why has he decided to take a pay cut?
  3. What were the findings in Deaton and Kahneman’s research paper?
  4. How did his employees react to the news?


  • Do you think Dan Price’s idea was good?
  • What would happen if this was done in your own country/city?
  • Is this an exemplary act? Shoud other bosses do the same thing? Why/why not?

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