He admitted that companies want people to marry, sign up for the $250,000 mortgage, the 2.5 kids, the minivan, the SUV, the boat, the camper, expensive vacations, etc. It is debt that takes decades to repay. Debt keeps them dependent on the company thus less likely to leave it. You are the slave of the company and essentially have to put up with whatever you receive.
I was shocked to hear this and then to realize his admission. I would not have thought companies would want employees that "have" to work there but "want" to work there. After all, even people loaded with debt can sell everything and find another job. It does happen for them, too.
Had he told me those words early in my career, I would have made many decisions differently. I would have done as my good friend, Ronnie Belcher, wanted me to do. Foolishly, I did not heed Ronnie's advice as I should have. But, I can pass it on to others and I do.