Employment benefits and employee benefits are often used to retain and attract talent to companies, with some managers doling out everything from happy hours to summer Fridays and everything in between.
A real estate company decided to make fun of this idea in a now viral TikTok skit that has been viewed more than 10.4 million times.
The video shows disgruntled employees talking at a table and complaining about being “overworked and underpaid”.
Suddenly “the boss” enters the room with two boxes of Little Caesar’s Pizza and drops them on the table, proudly holding out his arms as the song “Hero” plays in the background.
And we ate it
The video, made by California-based real estate agents North Valley Group, resonated with viewers agreeing that they, too, would have taken the pizza as compensation and fell victim to this tactic.
“$10 worth of pizza every three months will heal all the emotional scars and stress I swear,” one user joked.
“I’ll say right now, if I’m on minimum wage, but the boss buys pizza every second day of work, this is the BEST job right now,” added another.
Even the creators of the video chimed in, captioning the video with a simple “And we ate it” alongside a disappointed face emoji.
According to Indeedthe average base salary for a broker in the United States with less than one to more than 10 years of experience is $98,537, not including commission.
The median salary for U.S. employees in the second quarter of 2022 was $54,132.
The satirical nature of this video, of course, pokes fun at the decade-long trend of companies offering free food and ping-pong tables to keep employees working.