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.
Last night, 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 $US1,000. "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."