NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If your company offered you a pay raise to tattoo its logo on your body, would you do it?
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.
“I had a paycheck coming in what was a substantial amount of money different, so it was nice,” she told Smith.
Stephanie Barry got tattooed two weeks ago and, along with it, a permanent pay raise for every real estate transaction.
“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.
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.