Why You Shouldn’t Pay Remote Workers Based on Where They Live

Facebook’s salary decision sets a dangerous precedent

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The business justification for employees needing to be in a major metro is collapsing.

What happens when employers become location agnostic?

The flip side of “why do employees in cheaper areas need as much money” becomes “why does the company need people in San Francisco?”

Labor supply and demand at internet scale

If they are providing the same value to the company, I think the right thing to do is to pay them the same wage. Paying radically lower wages for offshored teams amounts to penalizing people based on where they were born.

The future of remote work is here

Product at Salesforce. Holder of strong opinions. I mostly write on my blog, BlairReeves.me, but occasionally post here too.

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