Must Be a Mis-quote

Sunday New York Times, biz section, p1, "Tales from Lehman's Crypt." Quote from an ex-Senior Vice President, Ken Linton, who evaluated mortgage quality as a prelude to securitization, and smelled a rat early—or at least a rotting mouse:

"You are not paid to rock the boat."

From a front-line employee at McDonald's, single-Mom with two kids, totally forgivable. Or a 48-year-old GM employee now at Wal-Mart.

But this ...

As I said, obviously a mis-quote.
Right?

(Not.)