That’s quite a jump from what anyone has asked for in the past.
Yeah because in the past the DXdao had no treasury at all and compensation was not based according to any worker guidelines.
The whole point is to be budget conscious.
It is not only about budget consciousness but we also introduced a REP limitation per worker which lead to finding a way to compensate those who already contributed a lot to the DXdao which got rewarded mostly with REP not with money.(because there was no money) Now that those folks reached the limitation there needs to be compensations for those who already reached that limit.
And now that at least a half dozen people in the DAO have earned in REP on average what it would take a person 3+ years to earn, they can take advantage of such a head start and double their monthly salary.
Again, you need to be careful about what is actually the salary here. The DXD tokens are vested for 24 months which start to be partially accessable after 6 months. I would def. not see this as the same thing as getting liquid Ether.
Sure you can think about the current full time developers taken advantage of it, but bear in mind that those developers actually made sure that the DXdao is where it is. With that, it could be seen as the compensation for having strong skin in the game in the early days. Reducing the compensation for those who contribute the most will set precedent how the collective values workers actually reaching the max of REP.
It seems like no one actually realised that a few workers already reached the limit of the worker compensation guidelines just because they contributed full time since the beginning.
I don’t really think it’s budget conscious to allow that opportunity for the 5 or 6 people to request the equivalent of half our ETH treasury in a year.
I believe workers who take the risk and request half of their compensation in a non-liquid asset which is locked for 24 months is budget conscious.
If we make sure to distribute REP to new workers/contributors in the coming months we can make sure that those who have reached the max amount of REP possible will get deflated resulting in the possiblity to request REP again for their compensation.