40 Employees Get Pay Raise for Getting Tattooes

As it turns out, a New York real estate company, Rapid Realty, is for body art.

The company employs 800 people and offered a general 15-percent raise in pay if they got the company logo tattooed on their bodies.

There were no stipulations as to size or location on the body. A total of 40 of the 800 employees took the employer up on their generous offer.

“I had a paycheck coming in that was a substantial amount difference, so it was nice,” said employee Brooke Koropatnick, who got the tattoo behind her ear.

Rapid Realty posted a video of the tattooings on YouTube.

“I don’t see myself going anywhere, and if I have it on my arm, it’ll force me to keep going and working hard,” Brooklyn-based real estate broker Adam Altman said, according to AOL News, as he was getting the tattoo. “It’s there for life. Rapid for life, yo.”

In total, 40 workers got tattoos, reports, The Epoch Times.

“I was like, ‘Why am I throwing my money away when I can give myself from a $25,000- to a $40,000 for the same amount of work?’” said worker Stephanie Barry, who got a tattoo a few weeks ago.

You might wonder where the idea for this came from. One of the employees called up the owner to inform him that he was getting the company logo tattooed on his body. Anthony Lolli, the owner of Rapid Realty, was in disbelief. He had to see this for his own eyes so he went to the tattoo shop where the employee was and watched him get the tattoo. Not only did he pay for the tattoo, but he offered to pay for the rest of the tattoos. He sees it as a great way to boost morale and show dedication to the company.

The employees see the tattoos as a way to earn more money while being motivated to work harder. The tattoos are reminders to work hard and prove their dedication to Rapid Realty. The owner, Anthony Lolli, did not get a tattoo right then and there but did mention that he planned to get ‘branded’ in the very near future.

Would you get a tattoo for a pay raise?

Source:

Pay Raise for Tattoos: NYC Realtor Gives 15 Percent Pay Hike to Branded Employees
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/38363-pay-raise-for-tattoos-nyc-realtor-gives-15-percent-raise-for-logo-tattoos/

Employees Get Tattoo of Company Logo For Pay Raise
http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/05/02/employees-get-tattoo-of-company-logo-for-pay-raise/

NYC Realtor Offers Employees Pay Raise For Getting Tattoo Of Company Logo
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/04/30/nyc-realtor-offers-employees-pay-raise-for-getting-inked-with-company-logo/