Insider CEO and co-founder Henry Blodget sent out the following on Monday:
The progress we have made together over the past two years has been astounding, especially given the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. That we have accomplished so much while also juggling family, school, community, housing, and heath and other challenges is a tribute to your resilience and dedication. We hope you all are as proud of this and each other as we are of you.
Thanks to your great work—and the loyalty and financial health of our audience and clients—we’re on track to comfortably exceed our targets this year. In recognition of this, and in gratitude to all of you, we’ll be sending each of you a $1,000 holiday bonus.* Please consider it a dividend for your hard work and contribution to our success.
The latest surge of the pandemic is discouraging, but, as in the past, we’re confident that we’ll work through it together. And we continue to hope that, by sometime next year, this will all finally be behind us.
Our best to all of you and your families and friends for the holiday season. Thank you again for your remarkable efforts on behalf of our audience, clients, and colleagues.
Henry, Barbara, and our Leadership Team
* The fine print! The holiday bonus is for all of our colleagues employed at Insider and Insider Intelligence through December 31, 2021, including Fellows. We’ll be adding the $1,000 to your paychecks later this month (or early next year, in the case of those who join us this month). Yes, per law, the bonuses will be taxed. If you have thoughts on that, please share them with your elected representatives. ;-)