There is no good reason to pay a good negotiator more than a bad, except if you want to hire someone for a position where you need negotiation skills.
There is, if you want that particular person to work at your company. Since they are so good at negotiation, they can probably convince some other company, such as one of your competitors, to pay them what they want, if you don't want to.
I didn't know a person could become gay-tainted after they die if their successor is gay. Hope the next person to have my job after I die isn't gay, otherwise my tombstone might set off someone's gaydar. that would be embarrassing.
It's the viral nature of the GPL.