Month: May 2023

Neglected inequalities amidst the drive for diversity and equality in remote-first tech companies

Recently, I shed light on the often overlooked disparity in compensation between full-time employees and contractors within remote-first tech companies. Today, I aim to underscore the irony of this substantial and fundamental inequality, which exists in the face of these very companies’ vigorous and commendable pursuit of diversity and equality. These companies, whilst striving to uphold principles of fairness, neglect a fundamental imbalance within their workforce – the disparities between employees and contractors. This inconsistency, bordering on discrimination, deserves attention and rectification.

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The Shadow of the Mafia: Uncovering the Troubling Mentality in Italy’s Real Estate Market

The Italian real estate market is a bustling and vibrant sector, with a complex web of transactions and negotiations taking place daily. Like in many other countries, buying a house in Italy involves paying taxes, which vary in number and amount. These taxes are a common feature when buying and selling properties worldwide. However, Italy’s real estate industry has been tainted by the deeply rooted presence of what I like to call “mafia mentality”. This influence manifests in various aspects of the Italian life in general, and so also in the property buying and selling process. In this article, we will explore two examples that demonstrate how the mafia mentality has permeated the Italian real estate market: the role of estate agents as “mediators” and the government’s policy on taxing debt.

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The Invisible Gap: Inequalities Between Employees and Contractors in Remote-First Tech Companies

Remote-first tech companies are known for their flexibility and global hiring practices, allowing them to tap into a diverse pool of talent. However, there’s a hidden side to this global workforce that raises concerns over inequalities between employees and contractors. While these companies often advertise a level playing field, the reality is quite different for many workers. In this article, we’ll explore the disparities between employees and contractors, the legal issues surrounding these inequalities, and the potential risks for both workers and companies.

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