很多人很难过。许多人必须工作两个工作才能维持生计。当这位百万富翁老板面对某些人的现实时’生前,他立即决定采取行动。

The minimum wage laws are a big part of it, and 担 Price recently caused a 媒体风暴 在他在西雅图的公司设定了最低70,000美元的工资后, 重力支付…和真正成功的实验。

担’s family struggled financially. When he was a teenager, he started 重力支付, which offers credit card processing and financial services. 通过 the age of 31, 担 was already a millionaire. His company was worth millions of dollar and he had been making personal earnings of $1.1 million per year.

什么 moved him to make this change?

It all started in 2011 when Jason Haley, a phone tech earning about $35,000 a year at Gravity, was feeling stressed out. 担 Price, who has always been attentive to his employees noticed his trouble.

“Seems like something’s bothering you,” he said. “What’s on your mind?”

“You’re ripping me off,” Haley told him.

担 was shocked at the outburst.

“您的薪水是根据市场汇率确定的,” 担 told his employee. “如果您有其他数据,请告诉我。我无意剥夺你。”

“The data doesn’t matter”, Haley 回应. “我知道你的意图不好。您吹嘘自己的财务纪律,但这只是转化为我没有赚到足够的钱过上体面的生活。”

价格走了震惊。 

我感到很恐怖。像受害者一样。

担 Price to 公司

他一直以在Gravity善待员工而感到自豪, 他很震惊地得知自己不是。 

但是他没有感到难过,而是采取了行动

担 ultimately decided that his employee was right. He thought about it for a while and came to a radical decision. “经济衰退让我感到非常恐惧,以至于我正积极地,自豪地伤害了我的员工,” he says.

大多数人以薪水支付薪水。那我怎么需要10年的生活费’t?

担 Price

That’s when 担 started to fight income inequality, and change how he did business. For the next three years, he handed out 20 percent annual raises.

但这一切都在今年做出了最终决定, 当他决定将在Gravity逐步实行最低工资70,000美元时。为了做到这一点,他立即将自己的薪水从110万美元削减至7万美元,以帮助提供资金。

我刚决定’m gonna do $70,000,” he says. “I don’不必担心我是否必须停止支付自己的工资,或者我必须每天工作20个小时。一世’m going to do it.

担 Price

结果使他的一些员工的生活发生了变化,其中一些员工能够离工作近一些,为孩子付费’上学并修理汽车。

甚至抵制都不能’t deter him

此后,价格推动了对话在整个商业世界中的发展,并为此引起了很多关注。尽管他的激进决定带来了很多反弹–来自股东,其他企业的决定让他们看起来很糟糕,甚至是那些觉得新员工的薪水会很高的员工–他没有退缩的计划。

正如他所说 公司, “他卖掉了所有股票,清空了退休账户,并抵押了他的两处房产—包括一栋价值120万美元的房屋,可欣赏普吉特海湾—然后将他筹集的300万美元投入了Gravity。”

To 担, making this decision was a moral imperative.

我希望作为业务领导者的计分卡与金钱无关,而与宗旨,影响和服务有关。我希望这些成为我们判断自己的事情。

担 Price to 公司

他的影响力超过了自己的员工

担’的员工回馈了 特斯拉给他一个惊喜,感谢他的重大决定。但是他的影响比他的员工要大。

PharmaLogics的首席执行官Megan Driscoll决定跟随他的领导“员工薪酬提高了33%–从每年$ 37,500到$ 50,000,” after having attended one of 担’s talks. 担’的故事证明,对世界进行重大改变只需要从自己开始。其余的将以身作则。

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