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Knight Takes No Pay

From 37 Signals I found a story about Bobby Knight turning down his $250,000 salary for failure to perform:

"I'm just not at all satisfied with what transpired with our team in terms of our fundamental execution," Knight told The Dallas Morning News for its online edition." I don't think it's anybody's fault but mine. You heard me talk after games all season long about missed opportunities and how we didn't see things. Those are things that have got to be taught. Learning those things is just as much a responsibility of the teacher as the ones learning those things," he was quoted as saying.

He may be a bit aggressive, but I can side with the guy a little. He's passionate and he has high standards. I've never choked anyone, but I sometimes beat myself up quite a bit when I don't live up to my own high standards. I can see making a point of refusing $250,000 if I had a few million in the bank.

One Response to "Knight Takes No Pay"

  1. A freelancer in my former company once did something similar: He was so dissatisfied with his work that he didn't want more than 75% of the originally negotiated salary for the job.

    Needless to say, my boss hiered him again for later projects.