Politics 2 October 2012 Michael O'Leary thinks he works fifty times harder than his employees Print HTML I'm paid about 20 times more than the average employee and I think that gap should be wider. I probably work 50 times harder. I was paid €1.2m last year for carrying 80 million passengers. Aer Lingus's boss [Christoph Mueller] got €1.3m for carrying nine million passengers. I think I'm the most underpaid and underappreciated airline boss in Europe. Via the Economist's Daniel Knowles, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary gives a characteristically frank interview to Management Today. Hard at work: Michael O'Leary. Photograph: Getty Images › Should liberals vote for Obama? Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles We are heading for the next recession – it's crucial the right people are in charge Five years of profitable themes and stocks… Chinese loan sharks are using nudes as collateral. Is this the grim future of revenge porn?