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> Don’t hire people that are getting a salary bump up by working with you

Anyone else find that piece of advice a bit odd? Wouldn't someone like that be more of an asset since they were (ostensibly) getting paid closer to their worth than before, especially if they actually fit your culture?




My interpretation is that early-stage start-ups need employees motivated primarily by something other than money (at least in the short term).

Accepting a position at a higher pay than your current one is a low-risk proposition, and start-ups are not an ideal environment for people who prefer to play it safe. Working to make their equity valuable in the long term should be a higher priority for early employees than extracting short-term financial gains.


I thought this was strange too. I wish he'd gone into a bit of detail.




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