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Looking for a raise? Who isn’t? But what if you asked your boss for a raise for everyone in your company and cc’d them in the email?
That’s exactly what a Wells Fargo worker did.
Tyrel Oates told the Charlotte Observer he wrote Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf asking for a $10,000 raise for each of the company’s estimated 263,500 workers.
In his email, which was posted on Reddit, Oates wrote:
“Wells Fargo has an opportunity to be at the forefront of helping to reduce [income inequality] by setting the bar, leading by example, and showing the other large corporations that it is very possible to maintain a profitable company that not only looks out for its consumers and shareholders, but its employees as well.”
Oates proposed paying for that raise by taking $3 billion of Wells Fargo’s annual revenue and distributing to its employees.
“By doing this, Wells Fargo will not only help to make its people, its family, more happy, productive, and financially stable, it will also show the rest of the United States, if not the world that, yes big corporations can have a heart other than philanthropic endeavors.”
The 30-year-old employee cc’d about 200,000 fellow employees on his email to Stumpf.
Oates is still employed by Wells Fargo and told the Observer that his manager said he was not in trouble.
Stumpf made $19.3 million last year.The CEO has not yet responded to the email.
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