It takes some serious balls to ask for a raise, no matter the economic climate. It takes some even bigger balls to go straight to the CEO about it. It might take heroic balls to ask the CEO for a raise for everyone in the company. It likely took the most historically gargantuan of balls to do what Wells Fargo employee Tyrel Oates did this week, which was to email CEO John Stumpf asking for a $10,000 raise for every employee…while also CCing 200,000 Wells Fargo employees on the email. Jesus Christ, Tyrel.
Tyrel’s rationale in the message was that by doing so, Wells Fargo would “show the rest of the United States, if not the world, that, yes, big corporations can have a heart other than philanthropic endeavors.” Income inequality is so hot right now, Tyrel. Way to stay current.
As of the writing of this, Tyrel still has his job, and has no regrets about his actions. He says that many employees have reached out to say thanks, and let him know that they agree. He doesn’t seem particularly worried about the repercussions either, saying, “I’m not worried about losing my job over this.” Now, I’m not sure whether that means Tyrel is 100% confident he’s not gonna get fired, or if he’s 100% confident that he doesn’t give a shit. Either way, you’re my kind of dude, Tyrel.
Oh and if you were wondering, no, John Stumpf has not replied..
[via Charlotte Observer]