That's pretty cool, actually. Good on them.
I don't want to poop on the nice vibes from this, but I was under the impression Blizz employees were canonically underpayed? Wouldn't that $200 be better going to the employees?
There's something mind-numbingly cruel about underpaying your employees, giving them a bonus check, then telling them they have to give that check to someone else. Nice try, Blizz. You'll get there someday!
This is likely a tax strategy. My sister is a cpa for corps lol
for everyone who doesnt use twitter: theres this thing with some twitter hashtags where theres a custom emoji and on the wowhead twitter post about this article the hashtag for blizzard came up as the dairy queen dessert
How humble and selfless of them to announce it.
it sounds good on paper, but they gave employees a 100% tax write off bonus and got good PR at same time, without giving employees actual bonus, after two rounds of layoffs this year they want you to forget about. This is expert corporate PR 101. Love blizzard, but see right through activision
Except that's not how it went. ^_^