Google employees who wish to opt to work from home permanently will see a reduction in their pay. According to a company’s pay calculator, employees based in the same office before the pandemic will see differences in their salaries.
Google and Other International Companies Deduct Salaries of Work from Home Employees
According to sources, Google will reduce the salaries of those employees who wish to permanently work from home. In a statement, the company’s pay calculator said that employees based in the same office before the pandemic will see differences in their salaries. However, it is just an experiment taking place currently in Silicon Valley. Several other companies like Facebook and Twitter have also adopted the same technique. They are also cutting the salaries of the employees who move to less expensive areas.
How does the Company Pay its Employees?
As a matter of fact, Google offers its employees a pay calculator that allows them to see differences in their salaries. If there is any movement in their pay, the employee can easily make it out via the calculator. However, some remote employees experienced a cut in their pay even without changing their work location. Clarifying the doubt, a Google spokesperson said that the company’s compensation package is location-based. Henceforth, the company always pays the employees on top of the local market based on their work location. Moreover, he added that pay will differ from city to city and state to state for an employee.
What did the Employees Say on this Pay Reduction?
It seems that the employees are not very happy with the company’s pay cut policy. A Google employee who wishes to keep his identity hidden for privacy reasons said that he is not supportive of the whole process. He commutes to the company’s Seattle office and saw a 10 percent cut in pay after working from home full-time. Moreover, he decided to go to the office even though he opted to work from home due to the pay cut. He said that he got promoted recently and is not in the mood of receiving pay cuts at the moment.