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!