"Thinking that the CFO or any other employee of a publicly held employee works for the average public stockholder is silly and not reflective of reality."
You're right... It would be silly to think that the CFO works for me or any other shareholder. If you don't think much of your own opinion then why should they? But I tend to think differently. I believe that it is my, as well as roger29palms's, God given right to hold concern to what happens to our investment funds. As "silly" as it may seem, I believe my opinion counts. No I don't have a PhD. No I don't have over $1.5 billion to direct. But I do have a father who works for Steris and worked with Amsco for many years prior to that. He plans on retiring from Steris. The comfort of his post-retirement depends on the success of Steris. So tell me roic... for a man that has dedicated most of his life to Steris Corp. and the descendants of its existence... would you be the one to say "your voice does not matter"?
Whatever would lead you to say that it is silly of me to think that Steris' cfo doesn't work for me? Who is he working for? Am I mistaken in thinking that as a shareholder I am a co-owner of Steris? And as an employee of my firm is he/she not working for? If this is not the case please enlighten me. Please don't begin your reply with "everyone knows..." What reality were you referring to in your statement?