Dilbert's "Salary Theorem" states that, "geologists and engineers can never earn as much money as business executives, company lawyers, and sales people." This basic concept is easily proved by a mathematical equation based on the basic assumptions that "Knowledge is Power" and "Time is Money".
As every engineer knows:

Power = Work / Time


Therefore if as assumed:  Knowledge = Power  
And:  Time = Money  
It follows that  Knowledge = Work / Money 
By Solving this equation for Money, we get:
Money = Work / Knowledge
Therefore, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of Work done.
Conclusion: The less you know, the more you make.
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