Q22.The Elite Businessman

The Elite Businessman

I'm an elite businessman.
So elite, in fact, that a rival company tried to hire me.
Headhunting, ya' know?

I wasn't happy with the conditions, though.
They offered to start me at the same salary I make now, but with a $100 raise each month.
Where I work now I get a $5000 raise each year.

"You expect me to work for less money?" I said. They just looked at me funny and retracted the offer.
I wonder why?