Google is taking on a dangerous game, paying people based not on their title, job, or value, but based on where they live or move to. Worse yet, if a worker is in Stamford, Connecticut, and skips the 1 hour train ride, they will have a 15% cut in pay, but a coworker who lives local would not take the hit. Some of the paycuts are as much as 25%. This could backfire as talent is taken away for other lucrative jobs… or as people realize that Google, with all it’s money, doesn’t really care about their workers.
Employees who decide to work remotely and move to less expensive areas of the country may be subject to a pay cut