I think that most of the people running companies today are motivated and pay is a small portion of the motivation.
If you're going to say to all the people that you're working with, 'We want you to treat the customers honestly; don't lie and don't cheat,' it is somewhat hypocritical if you're not following the same rules.
It doesn't do much good to have a quality image, whether it's with the facility or whether it's with the merchandise, if you don't have real quality people taking care of your customers.
We want to turn our inventory faster than our people.
When you hire good people, and you provide good jobs and good wages and a career, good things are going to happen.
You destroy the initiative of the working people if they don't feel they have a fighting chance to be a part of the American Dream.
Everybody is watching you every minute anyways. If they think the message you're sending out is phony, they're going to say, 'Who does he think he is?' It's again good business. But it is also an obligation.
If we take care of the business and keep our eye on the goal line, the stock price will take care of itself.
Paying your employees well is not only the right thing to do but it makes for good business.
We would rather have our employees running our business.
You just can't get too focused on worrying about what's going to happen in the next quarter. You have to worry about where the business is headed long-term.
One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school.
If somehow a proclamation were made that C.E.O.'s could only make a maximum of 00,000 a year, you would not have any shortage of very qualified men and women seeking the jobs.
You take an educated gamble. If you don't occasionally make a mistake, you're not doing your job.
Obscene salaries send the wrong message through a company.