Call me crazy but i would want a job i like and if i got a job i like i would not want them to pay me 3.5 million while my annual income is probably already above 25x the average and half the world is turning every penny. This here is a prime example of capitalism and the 70% of us that do have to turn penny's should feel raped in the butt for using google.
Now i am not to sure about those percentages so i am going to google them now.
Is anyone else picturing Facebook sending cocaine and high class prostitutes to snort it off of to his door?
On a serious note I think this goes to show you how important a person can be in a corporation and that individuals can play key roles in them.
If this guy is that hard of a worker and is indeed that important then he deserves whatever he gets.
Perhaps Facebook should hire Jane to do the recruiting job for them.
She showed how persistent and charming she can be at CES.
Good for this engineer. At least he's smart enough to realize how filthy rich Google is and knows how to leverage his skills for compensation; the size of this incentive just shows him how underpaid he was. Most employees would continue on being underpaid for fear of unemployment.
He could just get fired after he has completed whatever project he may be working on. I don't think this is a great tactic. When you inform/threaten to leave and decide later to stay because management asked you to or because you got some incentive, I believe they just want you to stay until the job is done. After that, if they have no reason to keep you they'll let you go.