The tech giant has made a shocking announcement for its employees. From now on, some teleworkers will see their wages drop by 10% depending on their place of residence.
As in France, the pandemic has changed work habits and generalized teleworking in the United States , causing a departure to the residential suburbs and the great crowns. But if the tech giant Google leaves the choice to its employees to go “work from home” indefinitely, it has just made a shocking announcement. For those in which this will be the case, salaries will be indexed to the place of residence .
Google employees in the United States, who took advantage of the pandemic to move to a location further away from company headquarters and who plan to continue working remotely, may be paid less than before. Up to 10% less if we believe the secrets of an employee of the Seattle office. Facebook and Twitter have also decided to pay less for those who move to less expensive areas and work online. The boss of the bank Morgan Stanley predicted that this trend would quickly apply to other industries .
The downside of working for tech giants is that they are in possession of numerous data . This makes it almost easier for them to build cost of living index calculation tools. Last trend therefore from Silicon Valley , which however forgot to take into account all those who lived in more affordable areas already before the pandemic and had decided to come to the office less because the company already offered this flexibility. They will be the big losers from the new organization of work in tech.