Imagine a kind of a tax employers could levy against their employees as a means to meet their annual revenue goals and shareholder expectations.
The tax would range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars each month. No one would be able to research or understand how the rules were determined, but employees most loyal to their companies would invariably pay the highest rates.
If this system sounds absurd to you, take a look at your annual salary relative to the average salary for your position in your market--you typically don't have to look far for a decent salary guide. If you're a manager, do this for each person on your team.
If there's a difference, you just found a loyalty tax. If you're an employee, enjoy your newfound leverage. If you're a manager, you might want to try to get rid of that tax if you like your team.