Best 18 Quotes & Tweets on Salary

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1

Education is broken. Here is what the future of education will look like: Teaching will become an extremely lucrative profession. Salaries will follow a power law. The best teachers will make millions of dollars per year and teach thousands of students per year.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

2

"Paying employees outside of big-tech cities high wages is bad because then those people have too much money" is a thing some people say on the internet 😄

DHH

DHH

@dhh

3

In the future we’ll pay teachers, practitioners, and artists directly to learn, gain credibility, and build a network, instead of universities.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

Every time I’ve asked an employee if they want a certain perk or the equivalent in more money, they’ve said more money.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

Employees don’t know how valuable they are. Recruiting is hard. It’s expensive and time consuming. When a company finds a good employee, they’ll fight to keep them. Ask for the raise.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

6

When people ask if they should stay where they are, I tell them: Make sure you're having fun. Make sure you're learning. Make sure you're being paid fairly.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

It’s interesting that so many essential workers are paid minimum wage, and so many non-essential workers are paid far more.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

8

Companies describing workers getting a better offer as "poaching" reveal exactly what they think: Employees are animals. THEIR animals.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

9

Increasing price of oil gave us fracking. Increasing price of unskilled labor will give us robots. Education is hard, but the only way out.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Increasingly convinced that the primary use of a lot of startup culture is to squeeze more hours out of each employee. Free catered meals, OKRs, and unlimited vacation days maximize hours per salaried employee – instead of, for example, paying overtime.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

Everyone’s income tax returns should be public. Would allow for: - Fines that scale up and down - More accountability around executive pay - Wage gap transparency - Progressive sales tax This is already true in Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

12

The more open-ended the job, the more it pays

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

Meetings are too easy to create. When you add up employee salaries, they cost hundreds of dollars per hour. People should have to pitch big meetings. They should write detailed memos that show effort and clarity of thought. The meeting only happens if the pitch is good.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

The higher compensated the salesperson, the more of a commodity they are selling.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

Many existing programmers like to snub at newcomers who are "only there for the money". You can come for the money, and STILL do great work.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

16

Paying for developer productivity & joy has newer been a better deal. Servers much cheaper, developers much more expensive than in say '04.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

17

I think people overestimate the degree of salary differential between tech employees in the same nation but different offices/working remotely/etc. There are strong process/internal fairness/social reasons to not adjust as aggressively as a cost of living calculator suggests.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

18

Colleges focus way too much on the average starting salary of their graduates. If you want to talk about income, career earnings power is a much more important ranking.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell