NYC brokerage rewards employees who get tattooed

At NYC brokerage, getting tattooed with the company logo equals higher pay

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In this April 1, 2013 photo provided by Rapid Realty, Mayra Segarra, an employee of Rapid Realty NYC, shows off her tattoo after being inked in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Her boss at Rapid Reality NYC, Anthony Lolli, offered a 15-percent pay raise to employees of the New York City brokerage firm for getting tattooed with the company logo and, so far, about 40 employees have gotten inked with the logo in the past two years. (AP Photo/Rapid Realty, Gabriel Chapman)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Getting tattooed with the company logo is all the rage at one New York City brokerage firm.

The reward? A 15 percent pay raise.

The CEO of Rapid Realty NYC says about 40 employees have gotten inked with the logo in the past two years.

Anthony Lolli says workers are "passionate about the brand."

They also may be passionate about the extra 15 percent in commission they get for sporting a tattoo.

Lolli started the policy a year and a half ago after one employee got the tattoo to prove his company loyalty.

The franchise has offices throughout New York City. Lolli says the company may soon be featured in a reality show that would depict New Yorkers apartment hunting.

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