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    News - Google ups stakes in preventing brain drain to Facebook

    Engineer reportedly bags $3.5m to say no to Facebook!
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    Re: News - Google ups stakes in preventing brain drain to Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    According to Fortune, Google has also taken a bold (or costly depending on how you look at it) move to boost staff morale with a 10% pay raise for its staff...with the exception of the now former employee who spilt the beans and reportedly got the sack for it.
    How can someone get the sack for telling people they have just got a pay rise? There are loads of situations where it would be normal and reasonable to tell people how much you get paid:

    Bank manager: "Last month we told you that we cannot give you a mortgage on 12 Mornington Crescent, as we don't think you have sufficient income to meet the repayments. What has changed?"

    Google Employee: "I have just received a 10% pay rise to £XX,000"

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    Re: News - Google ups stakes in preventing brain drain to Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by chrestomanci View Post
    How can someone get the sack for telling people they have just got a pay rise? There are loads of situations where it would be normal and reasonable to tell people how much you get paid:

    Bank manager: "Last month we told you that we cannot give you a mortgage on 12 Mornington Crescent, as we don't think you have sufficient income to meet the repayments. What has changed?"

    Google Employee: "I have just received a 10% pay rise to £XX,000"
    Maybe because the circular was headed up with "internal only, not for public disclouse, for googlers only"? Or to words of that effect.

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