Employees offered raise for company logo tattoo

The company tattoo  Credit; Screengrab CBS New York
The company tattoo
Credit; Screengrab CBS New York

Would you consider getting a tattoo for a raise at work?

A real estate company in New York is offering its 800 employees a 15 percent raise. There’s a catch, though: In order to get the raise, the employees must get a tattoo of the company’s logo.

There are no size restrictions and the tattoos can be anywhere on the body. Some of have gotten them on their upper arms while one employee got a small tattoo behind her ear.

So far, about 40 Rapid Realty employees have gotten inked.

Owner Anthony Lolli said he was inspired by a loyal employee who on his own accord got the Rapid Realty logo on himself.

“He calls me up, he says, ‘Hey Anthony, I’m getting the logo on me,’” Lolli recalled to CBS New York. “I show up at the show and I’m like, ‘This is cool, how can I repay you?’”

That’s when he came up with the tattoo idea. Any employee who gets the logo tattoos is automatically entitled to a 15 percent pay increase.

“I was like, why am I throwing my money away when I could give myself from a $25,000 to $40,000 for the same amount of work?” realtor Stephanie Barry said.

Lolli has not gotten a tattoo himself yet, but says he will “eventually.”

Would you do it, readers? Would you get a tattoo for a raise? Explain in the comments below.

Follow Mary Ann Georgantopoulos on Twitter @marygeorgant


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