An interesting article on removing work place perks in the startup culture.
Any removal of a perk no matter how small may be taken personally and in turn speed up the process where one asks if this work is worth it.
Its too bad that no one mentions these unintended consequences during the meetings as the outcomes seem to usher in the finalization and brings the spark that ignites the exodus.
While keeping the sodas free may not have been a long term solution for turnover removing the sodas (name your perk) allows for the feeling that the company doesn’t care. I cant imagine a scenario where the perceived lack of care towards fellow employees benefits anyone, other than the short term bottom line.