Labor markets in everything

 A New York City real estate company made the offer and dozens of employees are getting inked.

As CBS 2′s Emily Smith reported Tuesday, a tattoo can be a way to show off your personality. For Rapid Realty employees, it is the fast track to a 15 percent pay raise if you get inked with the company logo.

There are no size or location restrictions. Brooke Koropatnick got hers behind the ear.

The story is here, and for the pointer I thank Mark Thorson.  By the way, there is this too:

The credit doesn’t go to Rapid Realty owner Anthony Lolli. He said he got the idea from a loyal employee who wasn’t doing it for money.

“He calls me up, he says ‘Hey Anthony, I’m getting the logo on me.’ I show up at the shop and I’m like ‘this is cool, how can I repay you?’” Lolli said.

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Are you updating your views of signaling?

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Does the possibility of turning humans into a billboard forever end the plight of the ZMP worker?

No, they may still become ZMP billboards:

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/04/empty-zmp-billboards-in-greece.html

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It should be noted that anyone with experience in NYC avoids rapid realty like the plague.

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50 shades of Auschwitz here ...

What, you don't believe that work is the way to freedom?

How unAmerican.

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Because in Auschwitz prisoners had the choice of getting a tattoo in return for a 15% increase in food rations? Or what?

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Arseholes.

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"...it is the fast track to a 15 percent pay raise if you get inked with the company logo."

"I was like, why am I throwing my money away when I could give myself from a $25,000 to $40,000 for the same amount of work?” Barry told Smith."

Someone who can't calculate 15% is in for a rude awakening.

It's based on commission, so you can't get an exact amount

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For those of you not from NYC, this is worth knowing:

Rapid Realty is basically the bottom of the barrel of real estate brokers. They specialize in renting shithole apartments to people who don't know any better.

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