Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2015 23:24 UTC
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At Netflix, we work hard to foster a "freedom and responsibility" culture that gives our employees context about our business and the freedom to make their own decisions along with the accompanying responsibility. With this in mind, today we're introducing an unlimited leave policy for new moms and dads that allows them to take off as much time as they want during the first year after a child's birth or adoption.

Great, great move by Netflix - especially considering it's an American company. Technology companies are raking in more cash than ever before, and it's great to see a small number of them investing that money back into their own employees, and not into foreign tax havens or CxO's pockets.

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RE[12]: Obligatory
by spudley99 on Wed 5th Aug 2015 08:31 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Obligatory"
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"Okay. Now tell me who did Gravity Payments took the money from to give to the lower paid employees? Did he take it from the 75-100k employees?


No. He didn't take the money from them directly, but he may as well have. He willfully ignored all of the fundamental things that are usually used to establish salary - market value, education, experience, contribution, etc. He did worse than ignore it, he acted in direct opposition of it. This is unfair.

...and if I worked at Gravity Payments I would feel that the relative wage levels he established were unfair, and I would quit. Why is that so hard to understand?
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Gahg. This kind of argument makes me want to beat my head against a wall.

Will you please get over it already! Life is unfair. The universe is unfair. Just get over it.

If the world were to take this kind of argument seriously, there would be no social security payments for the poor, because oh, it's unfair to those people who have to work for low wages if others are given money for nothing.

And more... Charities, health care, education... all of these things can be grossly unfair because some people get a better deal out of them than others. So I guess we should just scrap them all entirely, right?

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