/linked/2018/01/03/basecamp-salaries

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anon:
Business that prints cash overpays their employees but gives zero equity. Not that uncommon is it?
6:48 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
Is John going to address Intel's massive fuck up and how that might relate to MacOS, or will he just keep blowing 37Signals for the rest of the afternoon?
6:48 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
ass:
If a company is based in Cleveland, should employees in the Valley receive the same salary as their Ohioan counterparts? I mean, good for the basecamp employees I guess but Cost of Living is a thing for a reason.
6:50 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
stfu:
@ 50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065

It's already addressed in 10.13.12

https://twitter.com/aionescu/status/948609809540046849
8:14 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
This has been tried, and its failed. I get their goal, but it won't work.
9:25 pm — Wednesday, 3 January 2018
anonymous:
As much as I hate using this terms, this feels like... virtue signaling.

It makes dubious economic or even moral sense.

At the very least, Hansson should have made a compelling argument as to why standard cost of living calculations should be ignored when determining Basecamp salaries.

Worse, he seems to think think that Smith's description of the price system vis-a-vis salaries is somehow inefficient and wrong. It may not need to be like that, but it's certainly the best 'system' yet devised.
1:00 am — Thursday, 4 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
@stfu

Good to know that Apple addressed it. But why hasn't John mentioned any of this on his Apple blog?
8:36 am — Thursday, 4 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
>As much as I hate using this terms, this feels like... virtue signaling.

Of course it's virtue signaling. Once one wonders why this Heinemeier clown doesn't just quietly cut these employees in as equity holders instead of loudly trumpeting this San Francisco payscale nonsense, it becomes obvious what he's doing.
8:39 am — Thursday, 4 January 2018
JK:
@50b89a.... There are people in this world - even in IT space - that are perfectly happy to get a monthly paycheck with no equity whatsoever.

It's Heinemeier's et al. company, so they can do what the fuck they like with it.
5:36 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
anonymous:
JK, I doubt you'd take the same "it's their company, they can do what the fuck they like" line when it comes to birth control on health plans... diversity mandates... green initiatives... paid leave, etc.
7:53 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
>It's Heinemeier's et al. company, so they can do what the fuck they like with it.

Pray tell, when did I say they can't?
8:27 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
JK:
Why wouldn't I support birth control on a health plan? Diversity? Green initiatives? Paid leaves? All of that is good stuff.

Or then I didn't understand your point, @anon.
5:14 pm — Tuesday, 9 January 2018
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