Lookie, Lookie, the Best Off Don't Play Fair
- From: Dave K <dave.k@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:44:21 -0400
Aw heck, I knew it was true, but it needs to be pointed out.
"Consider, for example, the recent revelations that a handful of major
Silicon Valley firms -- Adobe, Apple, Disney Pixar, Google, Intel,
Intuit, Genentech, and Lucasfilm -- conspired to limit the salaries of
their top employees.
"No, not the salaries of the top executives ... d'oh, that'll never
happen. No, I mean the salaries of senior technical people; the people
creating core systems and software. In this case the in-depth press
coverage has been limited to the trades and a few quickly forgotten
mentions in the mainstream press. "
I am, as I know you are, shocked indeed! I mean really, holding
back the talent in your organization so it does not harm your bottom
You should understand by now, Buzz; sucking up to the top just does
What is really interesting is the result of it:
"So, in September last year, the result of the DoJ investigation was
that the various companies involved agreed to stop behaving badly and
to stop not cold calling prospective employees working for each other
.... all without admitting any wrongdoing! This is like young Master
Washington saying "yes, I cut down the cherry tree but you can't
punish me because I 'fessed up." Baloney! You cut down the damn tree!
You are grounded mister!"
"Alas, such justice doesn't apply to corporations such as Google,
Apple, Pixar, et al. Nope, they're pretty much saying the same thing:
"Yep, we did it but we're so big, you can't do much about it." And
they're adding silently, "neener, neener, neener." "
These are the real moochers.