New Delhi: Google Work From Home: Due to the Corona epidemic, a large population of the country is working from home. Now there is a bad news for such employees. Because it may be that in the coming days their salary will be cut. In fact, the American giant, which is considered a much better company for employees, whose policies are employee friendly, has now cut the salary of employees doing work from home.
Apart from Google, many companies are also deducting salary
Other companies can do the same as seen by Google. Let us tell you that before Google, giant companies like Facebook and Twitter have cut the salary of such employees doing work from home who have gone to less expensive areas. Similarly, smaller companies like Reddit and Zillow have adopted the location-based salary model. Although the fixation of salary according to the location is not a new trend, but for those working from work amid the epidemic, salary deduction is definitely a danger bell for them.
Salary will be deducted if you want to work from home
According to the news, if Google employees want to work from home permanently, then they will have to cut their salary. The company has made a Pay Calculator for this. With this, employees can see how much they will lose if they work from home permanently. In Google’s pay calculator, those people who come from far flung areas, cities will suffer the most. A Google spokesperson said that our salary package is always decided according to the location.
Google launched the Work Location Tool in June. According to this, an employee working in a Seattle office from a nearby county can get a 10 percent cut in salary. This employee was earlier thinking of working from home but now he has changed his mind. He is ready to come to office after traveling for two hours.
Concern over Google’s decision
Jake Rosenfeld, a sociology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, who researches pay fixation, says Google’s pay structure is worrying. Google has given 100 percent salary to these employees earlier. It is not that the company is not in a position to pay them salaries. Similarly, an employee living in Stamford, located an hour away from New York, will get a 15% reduction in salary, while there will be no deduction in the salary of his partner working from home in New York.
Google employees say that if they work from home, then their salary can be cut by up to 25%. If they leave San Francisco and go to an area like Lake Tahoe, then they can suffer so much damage.
Google says its calculator is available in the U.S. Based on the Census Bureau, a Google spokesperson said that employees working from home in the city where the company has its office would not make any difference to their salaries.