How far would you go for a raise?

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  1. happygirl

    happygirl DIS Veteran

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    How far would you go for a raise?

    Inking a deal with Rapid Realty has a more permanent feel now that the New York City-based brokerage is giving a 15 percent raise to its workers who get a tattoo of the company’s logo.

    So far, 40 agents are inked and more are lining up, Anthony Lolli, the CEO of Rapid Realty told NBC News.

    One new agent got the tattoo after only a week working for Rapid Realty.

    But isn’t that crazy?

    “I don’t think so,” Lolli said. “Some people fall in love with the opportunity. They fall in love with the brand.”

    It’s actually pretty conservative compared to other people who have tattooed company logos on their person, such as the man who tattooed the web address of a porn site on his face or the woman who auctioned the space on her forehead for $10,000.

    But at Rapid Realty, there are no regrets yet and all 40 inked employees are still with the company, Lolli said. Some early adopters are even making plans to touch up their colors.

    The tattoos can be any size anywhere on the agent’s body to qualify for the bonus. They’re getting the tattoos anywhere they like: on their thighs, biceps, ankles, wrist, behind the ear and elsewhere, Lolli said. Some have only the RR logo, while others have also spelled out Rapid Realty. “They’re allowed to customize it,” he said.

    Since all of Rapid Realty’s 1,100 agents work on commission, the 15 percent boost kicks in each time they complete a deal. Most agents start at a 25 percent commission so a company tattoo will bump them to the 40 percent bracket. Some agents were already maxed out at the 40 percent rate, but still got tattoos even though there was no extra pay in the deal, Lolli said.


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  3. CPT Tripss

    CPT Tripss DIS Veteran

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    Do you work for Rapid Realty?
     
  4. happygirl

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    Nope why? Do you ?
     
  5. Gumbo4x4

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    I saw that story a couple days back. I have zero tattoos, and I'm certainly not getting one for my job.
     
  6. Fortuosity

    Fortuosity That's me byword

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    don't do tattoos, so nope
     
  7. EMom

    EMom <font color=red>Comes from a long line of all fork

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    I would not get a tattoo for ANY reason, let alone a raise. I also would not sleep with my boss for a raise and I can say that with certainty considering I am not employed by George Clooney, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp, Goran Visnjic or Liam Neeson. :lmao:
     
  8. okeydokey

    okeydokey <font color=green>Frosty the Snowman scared me as

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    It's just hard to tell if this is someone else's news story or yours because there is no link.
     
  9. happygirl

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    I see
     
  10. Pigeon

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    I think tattoos are repulsive, and a company that would be that intrusive is even more so.
     
  11. Becky2005

    Becky2005 <font color=darkorchid>I actually thought they mad

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    :thumbsup2 Nope...not going to happen.
     
  12. wdwmom0f3

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    Me too!:thumbsup2
     
  13. NHdisneylover

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    Having your work place tattooed on you feels like a dystopian sci-fi novel to me. It actually makes me not want to work with that agency at all--I think it is disrespectful of your employees to encourage them to make their bodies into walking ads for you (permanently, not just a t-shirt).

    I would never do it.

    First, I hate tattoos.

    Secondly, you will not work for the same place forever (at the very least you'll retire) and I would not want a permanent marker of my former job on my body.

    I find it surprising that so many people are willing to do this for a 15% raise in the commission amount from sales (so not even ANY "for sure" money). And the first few sale "extra" profit would probably go towards paying for the tattoo anyway.
     
  14. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    A little tattoo some place that could be covered with make up that would cost me less than $200 - $300? (My only tat is small, cost me about $100 and is quite nicely done from a very well regarded place, so it can be done.)

    If I liked the company enough and it would get me more money in commissions?

    Heck yeah. I'd be all over it. I think it would be kind of fun to be a part of that office!
     
  15. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Pluto's personal nose scratcher

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    Not only would not get a tattoo, I would seriously consider finding another firm if these are the ideas that management come up with.
     
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  17. Disney Ella

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    I don't find tattoos attractive. (It always looks as if the person rolled around on a newspaper and got ink on them to me.) If I was somehow forced to get one, it wouldn't be the name of the company I worked for. If I ever changed companies, I can't imagine that the new company would be very happy that I was walking around with a tattoo advertising the competition.
     
  18. Minnesota!

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    Well, I love tattoos and would do this in a heartbeat!

    It can be any size and done anywhere. I would get a small one on my hip or something. 15% is a lot of money, to me. That would be 3 years worth of raises where I currently work!
     
  19. TifffanyD

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    I would do this so quick your head would spin!

    Anywhere? Any size??? I can just get RR??? YES I would do it... amazing offer!!!

    I'd put the raise amount in an extra account and then kiss my tat every time I spent it!!!!!!!!
     
  20. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

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    People move around in the real estate world quite a bit. My mother worked for about four companies over the course of many years before she and some other ladies started their own. Can you imagine if you decided to start your own agency and you have a tatoo of your now rival on your body?
     
  21. FLCyndi

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    No tattoos for me!
     

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