Gitlab is basically saying they don’t pay equal across locations to save money – all the other bullets are filler. We believe this is wrong and the future of remote is the notion of a ‘cloud wage’ – where people are paid for how good they are – not where they happen to live. In cloud/remote work – location is irrelevant – so we need to get out of the habit of setting wages locally.
Gitlab’s Handbook is limiting its talent denominator by trying to get away with what they can in the locals. The talent has no zip code and this is going to limit their access to great talent as more and more globally remote companies are offering competitive salaries for great talent out there.