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· Teens
· · 2010
· · · September
· · · · 18 (1 entry)

No Poaching? · Today I see in Slashdot <a href='http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/09/18/1515200/Google-Apple-and-Others-Accused-of-No-Poaching-Deal'>a suggestion</a> that there’s some sort of a no-poaching agreement among big Silly-Valley tech companies. I’d never heard of such a thing until, by chance, yesterday. I was flying from San Francisco to Vancouver and was talking to the guy in the next seat (it’s remarkable what a conversation piece the Galaxy Tab is). He said he worked in Microsoft’s Valley office and at some point in the conversation told me that you couldn’t jump either way between, specifically, Microsoft and Apple; that if you were talking to a recruiter from the one, they’d drop you if you came from the other. He said “They do that to keep people from going back and forth to get raises.”
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