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Gerard Arpey, American Airlines2008 pay: $3.4 millionSix years after huge pay cuts, employees complain about Arpey getting salary raises

James Bernhard Jr., Shaw Group2008 pay: $8.2 millionHis sizable benefits have drawn fire, but Shaw Group's stock is up 11.4% this year

Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard2008 pay: $42.5 millionIn May he laid off about 6,000 employees. Those who remain face salary cuts of 5% to 15%

Michael Jeffries, Abercrombie & Fitch2008 pay: $15.9 millionHe cut nearly 9% of the corporate staff in May, and his pay climbed 39% last year

James Mulva, ConocoPhillips2008 pay: $29.4 millionDespite a $34 billion write-down, he got a bonus in '08, before 4% of staff was cut

Lawrence Ellison, Oracle2008 pay: $56.8 millionRecently agreed to a $1 salary for 2009, though most of comp comes from option grants

Ronald Sargent, Staples2008 pay: $8.4 millionThe company has made it easier for executives to get a bonus next year

Vikram Pandit, Citigroup2008 pay: $10.8 millionWith 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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