If you don’t want anyone to know about something you’ve done, then you shouldn’t do it.
Such words, first offered by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, might just occasionally be revolving around the Google compound this morning. Word has leaked out that the engineer who leaked a memo announcing that every Google employee would get a 10 percent pay raise has been fired.
According to CNN Money, Google took the draconian action and announced it to its staff. Visual evidence of this announcement is, as yet, strangely lacking.
While Google has declined to comment to several news outlets about this report, it might, to some, seem like an odd thing to do. It’s hardly likely that giving more than 23,000 people a raise could be kept secret. Normally, it’s hard for one person to keep their good news quite this confidential.
Hmmmm… good publicity then bad publicity.