State : Europe :: Companies : U.S.

Forbes has a thing about how great it is to work at Gawker now (subsidized gym memberships! ordered-in meals! great healthcare!). Basically the company is offering startup tech-company level benefits now. This quote from head Nick Denton really struck me: “I have to come to terms with the paternalism of American business. Companies are expected to take on so many social responsibilities which are the province of the state in Europe.” !! RIGHT. It’s so true. Would that we all could work for companies that took on the responsibility (or, that we lived in a country that took it upon itself to make sure they did).

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