Penny Pinching at Dot Coms
from the there-go-the-perks dept
It seems (not surprisingly) that many dot coms are cutting back on all their crazy expenditures. The problem, though, is that it looks like a lot of reasonable expenditures will get thrown out in the process as well. The article doesn’t seem to look too carefully at that aspect of it, but I think it’s important. There are perks that employees are given for a reason: to make them enjoy work more, so they will be better workers and will stay longer (in theory). Cutting all of those, just to save the cost of free sodas at work may end up costing a lot more in the long run as they lose valuable employees.