The German singer-songwriter Reinhard Mey has a song called "Der Fischer und der Boss", which translates to "The Fisherman and the Boss".
It tells the story of a fisherman who sometimes goes out for tourists so they can fish too. The boss comes to him although it is bad weather and the fisherman doesn't want to go out, so the boss raises the pay so far the fisherman can't resist any more. He says the fisherman's youngest child has a big religious event coming to her and he would need money for that etc.
Well it ends as you would expect. A little later a lifeboat finds the lifebelt of the sunken boat since the weather was far too heavy.
So my question is: Is there a real life background to this story? I think I remember him mentioning Michelin announcing the song in a concert, too.