Telephone salespeople, who were paid on commission and received performance-based bonuses, could offer degrees in any field requested.
Some benefits were improperly described in company filings as "performance-based bonuses" rather than perquisites.
In return, it typically offers more money plus stock options and performance-based bonuses.
"It's like we'd jinx it if we bought something ahead of time," Bjorn Berstein, a Seattle-based carpenter, said of his performance-based bonus, which came to about $1,200 last year.
Even with corporate losses, the base pay of American executives does not usually go down, although their performance-based bonuses and other compensation often does.
Mr. Jett earned $10 million at Kidder in 1993, with $9 million coming as a performance-based bonus.
On 14 October 2005 Skype was acquired by eBay for €2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) plus the potential to earn further performance-based bonuses up to €1.2bn.
The company's profit-sharing program was replaced with performance-based bonuses.
In addition, the 40 thieves seem to function as a proper business, offering members health benefits, performance-based bonuses and overtime pay.
The deal was a three-year, entry-level contract worth the rookie maximum of $984,200 per season with performance-based bonuses to inflate his annual salary to as much as $3.9 million.