The internet is full of excuses for why you should not get paid, and Google’s latest has to do with how the company treats its employees.
The company’s Chief Legal Officer said in a statement that the company’s “employees are not entitled to a minimum wage of $15 per hour” despite the fact that the majority of its employees make less than that.
The statement added that employees should be paid $20 an hour for “any work performed that requires the use of a mobile device, such as reading, writing, or browsing the web.”
The CEO of an online retailer told the New York Times that Google had been “disgusting” and “screwed up” in recent weeks.
“We can’t pay the people who have been making $10-$15 an hour, but they’re making a lot of money and we don’t care,” the CEO said.
A spokesman for Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.