Why some workers earn more than others? This is a question we have already addressed in other articles, as one in which he gave an explanation based on personality. Today we focus on the difference explained by the contribution it makes to the company, not just sales talk or savings, but rather risk.
In a recent question on Quora page, a person wondered why you can expect to pay 500,000 thousand dollars a programmer at Google, for example. They soon get the answers. Of these, he highlighted an ex-Googler (Googler is the name given to an employee of the technology giant). In response, basically based on metaphors and stories we explained the main difference, from your point of view, between two types of workers.
Let’s start with the story told: the story recounts how, in a village without water, a citizen decides to go out to fetch water from outside.
On the other hand, the narrator describes another type of person, type Worker II: This is not dedicated to bringing water daily, but, unlike the first, is preparing to open a channel from the natural source of water to the village. To do this, the people disappear for weeks and come back empty-handed. You risk your project does not bear fruit, the channel never see the light, and while profit gets nothing in all that time. To complete your project, you need resources, which has, time, patience, vision and skill. Luckily, some of the largest in the village were excited about the idea, so that lend themselves to contribute some of the resources needed to continue. After a time, the channel ends. The second type of worker also manages to bring water to the people, but in this case, on a permanent basis and more efficient. Therefore, the second type of worker who had sold part of its rights to village elders who supported him to complete the work, although it is a part of the company. In the end, the people do not buy water, but access to water, the project of the second worker, for a price that makes this second type of worker in a man of wealth.
In turn, other people begin to require that large water supply system. The peoples gain from this deal. The losers are the workers of type I, who are displaced by the entrance of water to the people. Their skills, bring water each day into cubes, it is no longer necessary for the people. In their minds, what has occurred is an injustice, why you have to pay that 100 times more than me if all he has done is bring water to the people, like I done?
Apart from this story, the author of the article tells the true story of how a candidate was rejected by Twitter first, then by Facebook, and how it disappeared for a while to learn how to create something that will add value to the whole community. That candidate, anonymous for these companies, ended up creating a service that inspired employees who joined as it grew, investors (the village elders) who helped expand the system, until the first day that Facebook (the company who had rejected him as a candidate for a job) ended up buying their small project for 19,000 million dollars (19 billion dollars). The project: WhatsApp.
For me, these stories dramatize the impact that can have a person, when you have a vision of something, he is able to sacrifice time and money to achieve a goal, a goal that can benefit people. Candidates who simply want the ability exchange for money, they can be replaced more easily than those that add value to a process or improve the system through which a product or service is offered.
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