Just offering a person a job doesn’t make you a good company.
In this time of deep economical and social crisis reading a good news makes me breathe a sigh of relief.
Yesterday I read that Brunello Cucinelli, the Italian king of cashmere, has decided to turn his share part of the profits of the company to his workers. It’s about five million euros, more than 6,000 euros for each of the 783 employees.
Begrudgingly allowing your workers to buy overpriced health insurance that you didn’t bother to negotiate a good price on does not make you a good company.
Having the company’s eponymous shareholder do this for the employees is a sign of a very, very good company.
I would love to buy Cucinelli as a way of supporting them, because I have great respect for this man. However, I don’t have $3000 to drop on a sweater, so…