Originally Posted by Piobaire
I hope folks read the comments from the two HCEs that left. They basically posed the question of why a salaried employee should bust their hump, working long hours and taking part in the creative and management side of the company, when you can just be a low skilled clock puncher and make almost as much. They did not feel their greater contributions were being recognized as the pay had been equalized so much.
He also didn't like that his salary was now so public, thanks to the media attention, and he worried that if he got used to the salary boost, he might never leave to pursue his ultimate goal of moving to a digital company. Like McMaster, Moran opted to leave.
Seems like a pretty shitty reason to quit.
That being said, I think it was a company with a very large sales staff compared to other positions. That seems like exactly the kind of position where you want people to be directly incentive by money and where you would expect people to get mad if the low performers all of the sudden got a big boost.
Most web developers probably wouldn't care much that the bookkeeper now makes the same amount as them...because they don't want to be a fucking bookkeeper.