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Top tech companies investigated for employee-poaching banBy Toni BowersJanuary 30, 2012, 5:17 AM PST
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A couple of years ago I wrote about U.S. Justice Department turning up the heat on allegations that some Silicon Valley companies were acting monopolistically in their hiring practices. This week, a federal judge ordered Google, Apple and five other high-tech companies to court over accusations they violated anti-trust laws by conspiring not to poach each other’s employees.
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Big news! Like this is a unique way to screw the employees.
SO what’s the remedy?
When they get finished on Silicon Valley, then they should look at Wall Street.
I wasn’t allowed to even suggest to one of my peers that we had an opening. There was a “gentlemen’s agreement” back in the late 80’s and 90’s. When I was recruited by hunter to go from Shearson to (CS)FB, the hunter told me to go check with my boss because he approved it. About a month after I went there, a DB2 ace went from (CS)FB to Shearson. Trading players.
And, if you were laid off from one place, don’t waste your time applying to the competition. They wouldn’t even bring you in for an interview. You had to be out for “years” to get back “in”. Argh!
SO, now that our enlightened Gooferment masters have found that there is this evil goin on and about int he land, who’s going to get compensated for the lost opportunities.
Fines to the Gooferment. And, the people who got <synonym for the past tense of the procreation act.>? They get a “tough <synonym for excrement>”!
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