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Gerard Arpey, American Airlines

2008 pay: $3.4 million

Six years after huge pay cuts, employees complain about Arpey getting salary raises

James Bernhard Jr., Shaw Group

2008 pay: $8.2 million

His sizable benefits have drawn fire, but Shaw Group's stock is up 11.4% this year

Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard

2008 pay: $42.5 million

In May he laid off about 6,000 employees. Those who remain face salary cuts of 5% to 15%

Michael Jeffries, Abercrombie & Fitch

2008 pay: $15.9 million

He cut nearly 9% of the corporate staff in May, and his pay climbed 39% last year

James Mulva, ConocoPhillips

2008 pay: $29.4 million

Despite a $34 billion write-down, he got a bonus in '08, before 4% of staff was cut

Lawrence Ellison, Oracle

2008 pay: $56.8 million

Recently agreed to a $1 salary for 2009, though most of comp comes from option grants

Ronald Sargent, Staples

2008 pay: $8.4 million

The company has made it easier for executives to get a bonus next year

Vikram Pandit, Citigroup

2008 pay: $10.8 million

With 52,000 jobs shed at Citi, he is taking $1 a year until the company turns a profit

Data: SEC, The Corporate Library, company reports


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