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Nov 21, 2010

Google Tipster Fired

Google has a lesson for its employees: Don't tell the world how well we treat you, or you'll be fired. The company apparently told staff today it terminated the employee who leaked word of a 10 percent companywide pay raise.

A Business Insider got hold of an internal memo from CEO Eric Schmidt—for "Googlers only"—which said they'd be receiving 10 percent raises plus a cash bonus for the holidays. The source added that the bonus would be $1,000. "Within hours," CNNMoney reports, "Google notified its staff that it had terminated the leaker, several sources [said.]" Apparently there's nothing like holiday season firing to inspire the people Schmidt called the "best employees in the world."




40 comments:

thenitefalls said...

wow that horrible they fired him :(!

MarkoManager said...

Very nice, i follow you...

rominoutozor said...

Sad for the employees :(

MarkoManager said...

Very nice, i follow you...

runewake2 said...

I doubt he'll be leaking info anytime soon. Weird that they would fire him though.

Alex said...

haha no security threats for google!

nyxia said...

Ah, i will sue them instantly! :)

BeautyParler said...

Horrible! Hope he gets a severance package:)

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Loose lips sink ships.

dee jey said...

nice post dude

Kartoffeln said...

Why? Poor guy

Peter said...

I dont understand why they fired him lol like its a big deal...

Moggets said...

As if lol...

ilikeicecream said...

thats kinda horrible
why fire him?

Fred said...

Sucks to be that guy - but he did break the rules.

MarkoManager said...

Interesting post, i follow you...

Paul said...

Really sucks for that guy

Mr Jack House said...

I need buy a google :D

Sinisa said...

very good post...

Diego said...

Sucks to be this guy, but now i am even more curious about working in google =P

Wafflehaus said...

Heh. Thats what you get for breaking rules..

dragnlamer said...

whatever happened to transparency and truth

Voacaroo said...

Sucks to be him. But why would he leak the news anyways?

arnyke said...

great post! i like it!
supportin& following!

Derrick O said...

wow still id love to work for google

Ratch said...

thats a bit harsh

SWTOR News said...

Wow, it must suck to get fired right before you get a pay raise and a bonus....

Colin B said...

God, I would suck so much dick just to work for google


... i wish i was kidding

Truth Finder said...

i would assume that this person signed a contract. in agreement not to leak this type of sensitive information. but he does anyway. so whose to blame here.

Kichuwa said...

that is funny/sucky all in one fell swoop.

kushman said...

It sucks he got fired, but it was probably some sort of contract violation.

Seion said...

That's too bad for them.

TechnoMac said...

wow... why did they did do that i mean nothing bad happened as a result...

NarwhalMinded said...

Google is more Apple-y than I thought!

Juan Gutierrez said...

too bad! i watched an episode about google. i wanna work there

Omi said...

That's really shitty. :<

MVEAlpha said...

I guess Google wants to hide the bonuses for some reason. Gee, I wonder why. >_>

KillerKun said...

Wow... I mean, just... wow!

MRanthrope said...

what a goober, I'd have just shut up and enjoyed the bonuses...

Steve said...

Breaching company information > termination. I see no flaw.