Harvard Business School Channels Consultants: ‘Cut Long-Time Workers’ Pay’

If you thought your employers were kicking you in the teeth over the past few years, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet:

You work hard. You do good work. You loyally stick with your employer through good times and bad. Do you have a right to a paycheck that rises over time?

On any Labor Day over the last 50 years, the answer — from labor and management alike — would be obvious: Of course!

But that answer doesn’t seem to hold any more. Earlier this year, a trio of top business consultants openly challenged the notion that good employees doing valuable work deserve to see their paychecks steadily increase. This past July, the Harvard Business School circulated their challenge throughout corporate America’s upper echelons.

This remarkably brazen assault on core American workplace values originated at Booz & Co., one of the nation’s most prestigious corporate consulting firms. America’s corporations, Booz analysts advised earlier this year, need to start attacking the “exorbitant” paychecks now going to their most prized, “steady and reliable” veteran workers.

You know, it occurs to me that an experienced employee with great expertise concerning a company’s processes and procedures might be just the one capable of throwing a spanner in those processes without drawing attention to him- or herself. I’m just sayin’.

And to employers foolish enough to follow this horrible advice, I can only say this: it’s time you laid off the Booz.

 

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