Politics 2 October 2012 Michael O'Leary thinks he works fifty times harder than his employees Sign up for our weekly email * 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 from just £1 per issue More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn has found a vulnerable spot on Theresa May and trade Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? Nap Store: Where did all these new mattress start-ups come from?