Now here’s a headline that probably has folks at companies like Qualcomm quaking: “Company offers raises to employees who get tattooed with its logo.”
My colleague Ricardo Lopez reported Thursday on Rapid Realty, a New York real estate firm that is offering its workers a 15% raise if they get a tattoo of the company’s logo, which is a double-R. Seems one over-eager employee (there's always one, right?) did it on his own; the boss liked it (of course!) and now it’s everyone into the inkwell, so to speak -- about 40 employees taking the plunge so far.
If I may be honest, I’m not that keen on having “Tribune” inked across my anatomy, though I confess that would be better than our previous owner, Times-Mirror.
But who couldn’t use a raise these days? (OK, yeah, probably the folks at the L.A. Department of Water and Power, who, as we learned in a Times story Thursday, had an average pay of nearly $100,000 -- in 2011! Though no mention of whether that included credit for tattoos.)