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Liberal Tech Companies Punish Workers Fleeing California Cities

As tens of thousands of residents in large California cities flee in search of freedom, sensible government, and lower living expenses, their Big Tech employers are looking for ways to cut their salary as punishment.

VMWare, Facebook, Twitter, and ServiceNow Inc. are some of the leading tech companies that are telling workers that their chosen city or state of residence could have an impact on their annual salary.

VMWare, for instance, now has a policy stating that workers who move out from Silicon Valley to Los Angeles will face an 8% salary reduction. Those who dare to move to Denver will have to leave behind nearly 20% of their annual salary.

Facebook has told its workers that any employees who leave large cities such as San Francisco will face a pay cut. The rate of the cut has not been determined, but the next year’s annual salary will be calculated based on one’s city of residence on January 1, 2021. 

Tech companies are excusing themselves by stating that salary adjustments are made based on “cost of labor” in other cities, and complaining that employees who move out of town without input from management are making it hard for companies to hold their culture together.

Let’s be honest here: Silicon Valley companies have the resources and ability to plan virtual activities and events to keep their culture together — even though workers live in different states. One has to wonder if these companies are simply trying to keep their workers in large, liberal cities for a hidden reason, or if they’re simply trying to save money.

This isn’t really a stretch, either. There is ample evidence that leading tech companies have supported Dreamers not out of compassion, but because it’s cheaper than hiring American workers.

It’s not easy to determine if the salary reductions will cause workers to re-think their plans. However, it’s safe to say that the exodus from large, expensive California cities will continue for the foreseeable future. There is no reason for tech workers to stay in town now that many companies are switching to a permanent work from home set-up. Schools are offering online-only classes due to COVID-19, and many businesses and restaurants are shut down due to the governor’s restrictive lockdown orders.

Those who skip town are not only going to save large sums of money, but may also be able to once again enjoy daily pleasures of life such as going out for a haircut, eating a meal in a restaurant, or taking their kids to the local playground.

The one thing that is certain here is that tech workers will not be the only people to make an escape from one of the most authoritarian states in the country.


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11 Responses

  1. I think this should be fertile ground for a MASSIVE Constitutional law challenge. No contract that I know of can be enforceable if it violates any clause of the Constitution of the United States of America. Forget California Law. There is an underlying law that is guaranteed to every American Citizen. That is the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. No company can force a person to be employed by them (Slavery or Indentureship) . If California is not conducive to a happy life, or to Public Safety, then anyone at any time is free to chose a different place to live. Penalties for leaving would be similar to a buy-out clause for a membership. First, there are no contracts with California to live there. Dues (Taxes) are levied to provide services that are not delivered, so a person decides to leave. That is it. California is no longer providing services to this person, so that is that. Everyone involved in this scheme to defraud the Citizens of the USA from pursuing their dreams by moving out, is guilty of a crime and should be punished by removing them from office and preventing them from ever holding another. They have demonstrated the traits of what the Founders fought a war to escape from. They are Un-American zealots and power hungry despots.

    1. And don’t forget, they are cocksuckers too.

  2. In the end the companies will lose. You get what you pay for and the best workers will find better offers.

    1. And they will find better blowjobs too. I promise to give them good blowjobs if they vote for me.

  3. I have been advocating that tech companies give their workers free blowjobs to keep them happy. They can easily bring in whores to suck their employees cocks. They have just been too fucking cheap to do it. If I am elected president, then I will sign an executive order requiring big tech companies to give their male workers blowjobs and to require that they get their female employees free butt fucks.

  4. Joey, good idea. I knew I chose you as my VP for a good reason.

  5. Barry and Joey two of the dumbest motherfuckers that were ever in the White House. I never supported these cocksuckers. Hillary didn’t give them blowjobs either and she sucked off about every guy in D.C.

    1. You got that right, Billy boy. I knew that there was something that we could agree on.

  6. Sounds bad on the surface. But let’s look at it another way. Chances are the TAXES they pay will be a LOT lower. Housing costs will be lower. No crazy California regulations. Even w/ a pay cut, they could STILL be getting a “raise”. . . .

  7. My company has regional pay scale differences. Someone say coming from Harlan, Iowa to headquarters in Parsippany, NJ, geta a regional “increase in salary” because NJ is a more expensive state to live in. However, when moving back to Iowa, the employee does not get an adjustment in salary, they kept the NJ salary even though they moved back to lower cost of living Iowa.
    I don’t believe an employee voluntarily moving to another state would have their salary adjusted upward or downward. I believe their salary would remain at its current level.

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