Google Rewards Employees, Makes The Rest of us Feel Badly…
A company-wide e-mail from CEO Eric Schmidt that was obtained by a Silicon Alley Insider and later spread via numerous news outlets stated: Read more… (hyperlink to full story)
I’m pleased to share some very, very good news with Googlers worldwide. But first let me say, on behalf of everyone on the management team, that we believe we have the best employees in the world. Period. The brightest, most capable group of this size ever assembled. It’s why I’m excited to come to work every day–and I’m sure you feel the same way. We want to make sure that you feel rewarded for your hard work, and we want to continue to attract the best people to Google.
So that is why we’ve decided…to give all of you a 10% raise, effective January 1st. This salary increase is global and across the board–everyone gets a raise, no matter their level, to recognize the contribution that each and every one of you makes to Google…
Googlers, you are what makes this company great, and our goal here is to recognize you for your contribution, in a way that’s meaningful to you. Thank you for all that you do, and for making Google a place where magic happens.
The news was met with a collective gnashing of teeth and utterances of, “I guess I picked the wrong profession…” by roughly everyone who doesn’t work at Google.