Google 10% raise won't go to one employee (well, ex-employee now)
Yesterday, word got out that Google employees could look forward to a nice little bonus of $1,000 and a 10 percent pay raise next year. Well, turns out that word got out thanks to one engineer who leaked an internal memo -- and now that leak has cost the person his or her job, sources told CNN Money:
Within hours, Google notified its staff that it had terminated the leaker, several sources told CNNMoney. A Google spokesman declined to comment on the issue, or on the memo.
Most Google watchers speculate the pay raise is to help fend off employees leaving for other businesses. Not sure whether a company that wants to appease its employees is sending out the best message by firing an employee, but so be it. Sorry, engineer!
| November 11, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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