Some companies do not value their employees and intentionally pay them less wages.
Companies have the resources to pay their skilled employees the salaries that they deserve but they choose not to do so and in the end, lose valuable employees. They often wonder why the turnover rate is so high but they would never give a raise to retain talent. Companies often face go in loss after high-performing employees quit their job. This is the dilemma with a Redditor who shared that he had been a high-performing employee and has been closing over 60 deals a year. After completing his one year at this company, he talked to his manager about a 20% raise but only got a 2% adjustment. OP’s manager received $2M bonus but couldn’t give a 20% raise to an employee.
There was a yearly meeting in which OP asked an anonymous question and the CEO chose to answer his question. OP asked the question “how do you plan to retain talent when there are other companies offering 2x the money with half of the workload?” The CEO laughed at his question and replied that if you get the job, you can quit. This was the moment when OP made his decision. Scroll down to know how OP planned his malicious compliance.
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OP’s old company was a large REIT. OP was a part of the niche that was typically the black sheep of the company.
OP was a part of the deal team that closed over 60 deals per year. Each deal took about 4 to 9 months.
It was OP’s first job and he was making 52k/year while working 80hr weeks. After one year, he went to the VP of the department and requested a raise.
Every year, the company holds a meeting where the entire company meets and anyone can ask anonymous questions that the CEO will read and answer.
5 people resigned from the job just before this event so OP asked a question that the CEO thought was hilarious:
OP talked to one of the coworkers who resigned and went through the interview process with the new company and got the job. OP doubled his salary.
OP resigned and his manager told him that she has decided to move to greener pastures. OP asked the HR of his new company if there is any position open. She was interviewed and got the job.
OP worked with the third coworker on his resume and he got the job after two interviews.
Employees are the most valuable asset for any business but sadly, not every company understands this. Even if the businesses understand this, the managers always get all the incentives and do not let their subordinates get the incentives that they deserve.
If OP was given that 20% raise, he would have never complied maliciously:
Why do not companies understand that turnover costs more than retaining good employees?
This employee cannot get his Lenovo Think pad upgraded to a functional laptop:
It’s time to send another anonymous letter to the CEO:
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