According to a Yahoo article:
The company wants to give its CEO, financier Bennett LeBow, as much as $1.7 million. In addition, it wants to give $1.1 million to executive vice presidents, $371,000 to the vice president for human resources, $2.4 million in other bonuses and $1.2 million in payments to 25 of its directors and a few other executives.This while Borders is cutting jobs, cutting stores.
Meanwhile, people walk up and down the steps bemoaning the lost of this major bookstore. One guy I overheard came to this location since 1996, or something like that. Others were shopping. Women with toddlers held stacks of romance hardcovers and new-ish dopey thrillers. The signs read in read "50% Off!" Which shows that people will take advantage of bookselling whenever they can.
Heck, I did. I bought something I've been meaning to read, but will probably not, but will stay on my bookself for a very long time because I have a fear that one day I will have nothing to read. At the cash registers they took off the Borders price tag and marked out the barcode.
I felt bad for the people working there. In a few weeks, maybe days, they'll be out of a job. Bennet LeBow, however, can buy:
212765 mass markets
113,333 fiction trade paperback
60,714 fiction hardcover
You know, if he actually had any interest in books...