Junior worker tells company ‘to exercise restraint’ when seeking profit: “We don’t want to fuel inflation”

A warehouse worker at a major multinational company has told senior executives to be “realistic” about salary increases, bonuses and dividend payments, warning that any increases could lead to additional inflation and put undue pressure on an already heated economy.

“We wouldn’t want to do that, would we?” Lily Kapoor told this today at a shareholders’ meeting. Kapoor said it was “unfortunately just the way things are now,” telling the CEO and board members to keep any profit and salary increases below one percent. “Anything beyond that will put additional pressure on inflation and additional stress on already struggling companies. I’m concerned, and I’m sure you are, about what that will mean for our economy. Sorry”.

She said she wished there was a magical way to create more money. “But as you know, eventually someone has to foot the bill. This will mean higher prices for consumers and it could push some businesses over the edge. Nobody wants that.”

She urged business leaders to be patient. “Nobody begrudges highly paid workers a raise, but right now we can’t afford it. Your turn will come, but for the next ten to twenty years we just need you to keep calm.”

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