Different Rates for Different Tasks

It’s not uncommon for a startup founder to wear many different hats. A CTO, for instance, might code a new app and respond to customer service emails and fix bugs. These activities require different skills and some of the tasks appear to be more important. Sometimes, teams want to assign different pay rates to different tasks. Why not pay $50/hour for app coding and $20/hour for customer service? The answer is that it’s neither fair nor practical and here is why: