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Discussion on: Why (I think) "Cost of Living" pay for remote workers is BS.

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Nicolas Bousquet

But the policy doesn't say it. You say it. They don't So that the whole difference.

Exactly the same if you buy cheap from country that don't provide decent working conditions. You don't say it, but you do it.

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Sam Ferree Author

GitLab wrote a whole article that says it:
about.gitlab.com/handbook/people-o...

it's this EXPLICIT policy, I'm against. Not voluntary market negotiations that result in unequal pay.

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Nicolas Bousquet

github is just one actor inside what you call voluntary market negociations.

I mean there no such thing as getting what you want. Both parties have to agree and if they do not, there no contract, if they agree there a contract. But that doesn't mean the company can force people to work for them or that on the contrary they are forced to provide a given level of compensation (outside of local regulation rules).

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Ashoka Chandra Wardhan

I work in India, where salaries are very low compared to USA or Europe.
I am just pointing out about the line pertaining to going to cheaper vacations, the truth at least for me is, some of the vacations might end up taking more than half of my yearly salary, which might not even end up as a month for a dev located in USA.