A share of the profit?

Chancellor Merkel has suggested that employees should have a share of the profits of their employers. She has charged her social minister to come up with suggestions how this could work.

I have come across this sort of thing in large companies – where the bonus depends on the profit. If the results are bad, then you get less bonus – fair enough.

But sometimes you have to ask yourself why the results are so bad when everyone is doing a good job.

I have also come across the situation where a profit was made, but the bonus was still low because the profit was not considered to be big enough!

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