Thanks probably to the economy, a tough quarter, and a new tight-fisted CFO, Google employees who usually get cash for holiday bonuses will instead get re-branded T-Mobile cell phones running Google’s mobile operating system, Android.
“This is a chance for us to once again dogfood a product and make it even better!” reads what Gawker editor Owen Thomas says is a memo from Google management to employees.
I’m willing to bet that more than a few employees had some choice words for Frank Shirley, er, Patrick “the Machete” Pichette:
Instead Of Cash, Googlers Get Android Phones For Christmas
December 23, 2008