Google Bonus Is Smartphone, Not Cash
Google is clearly showing signs of growing up and recognizing it can’t spend lavishly and expect the online world to slurp their every deliverable.
About 85 percent of workers will get a handset powered by Google’s Android operating system as a holiday gift, said the person, who asked not to be identified. Google handed out $1,000 cash gifts to most employees last year.
Of course a lot of the GOOG employees may already have some kind of smartphone, in that case you’d think they’d just sell it on eBay and collect the cash value. But according to the company memo sent to all employees, they are not allowed to re-sell it as it would violate company policy, but i’m sure it’d be ok to re-gift it.