Did you see the recent Motley Fool article about Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst? Much is being made of the fact that this leader toils in a cubicle alongside his employees. The author of the piece states that “It’s clear that lavish excess isn’t written in the cards for this down-to-earth corporate leader.” Just a few sentences earlier in the same paragraph, Whitehurst’s $7.4 million dollar 2011 compensation is mentioned without a trace of irony.
We’re guessing that going home to relax in a heated, Olympic sized swimming pool in the 5 acre backyard of your mansion helps take the edge off at the end of a hard work day.* For the average cubicle worker, the surroundings at their office are a little more than window dressing to create the appearance of equality. People who don’t get a choice to forego a corner office may appreciate the perks of privacy a little more. We think everyone deserves to have a little space to call their own at work. That’s why we make cubicle panel extenders affordable enough for the whole office – not just the CEO in the cubicle next door.
*This description of the Whitehurst residence is purely speculative – just like most of the investment advice on the Motley Fool site.