A company sent employees a letter offering to buy company shares. It is not clear if the amounts offered would allow voting rights with the company. I am not interested in buying shares from the financial point of view (with my level of competence and situation awareness I do not think I could make a successful monetary investment, there is a possibility the shares will lose value). It is a big company with long history, not a startup.
The only reason I could possibly buy shares is if this would help to make me career with the company. I could envision some reasons:
- Maybe company would think I am going to stay for long, maybe that could expect me more caring about the overall success,
- Maybe feel thankful I gave money to them to expand the business, believe in they success.
How much would these factors compare to the education, employment history, job performance and other factors that I would normally see as more important?