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

No Poaching? · To­day I see in Slash­dot a sug­ges­tion 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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