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As Christmas Bonus, Google Hands Out "Dogfood"

Theodp writes "You know times are tough when the best place to work in America replaces holiday bonuses with a request for unpaid labor. Blaming the solvent crisis, Google execution has canceled the established cash holiday bonus — reportedly as much as $20K-$30K per Googler — and substituted an unlocked Google Android cell phone, retail price $400. An accompanying email calls for employees to keep the 'chance for us to once again dogfood a product and make it even better!'" Update: 12/23 01:09 GMT by KD : A reader pointed out that sign to the article note a couple of inaccuracies: the Android phone being offered is an unlocked dev model, which goes for $400; and the ink slinger* may have lost holiday bonuses with completion bonuses. The former have traditionally been in the range of $1,000, by the book to two comments.

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