Google is Openly Seeking New Technological Innovators

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JCBarry

Title edited to avoid confusion.
Thanks.

Jay Barry
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Taz0

-Erroneous post-

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JCBarry

While the adjective use could be subject for debate, this could be considered a threat to many developers already working for Google for the simple fact that they are hiring.

Not only are they hiring, they essentially made a "call to arms" post looking for innovators.  Ask yourself how you would feel if your boss said to you "I'm looking to hire people for your position."  

Not a typo, but it could be open to interpretation.

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Taz0

If by hiring new people they meant firing old ones, then that contradicts: "This is a much different attitude from earlier this year when Google made job cuts".

Also, Schmidt said, "Innovation is the technological pre-condition for growth", the important word being "growth", which means hiring new people in order to expand, not replacing existing positions.

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JCBarry

I disagree.  The statement is still valid.  I didn't (and Google didn't) say that they would be firing anybody.

However, the fact that they are hiring and that they are broadcasting it (with incentives) could make existing engineers uncomfortable with their job security.

 Again, it is open to interpretation.

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Taz0

They say that they want to "Grow" and "Innovate" and they're happy with their current staff ("he cites the success of Google Earth, Android, and Google Chrome"). So happy, in fact, that they even gave them a "Founders Award, a multimillion-dollar stock bonus". And if that's not enough, the linked article states that "innovation that's only possible when you can attract and retain the world's finest minds". If they're so proud of their Earth, Android and Chrome innovations then they obviously plan to retain those people, and have clearly stated that. Where could you possibly get the idea that they want to fire anyone? This is not even speculation, it's pure fabrication.

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Taz0

The title has been corrected.

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Taz0

So what massive threat did Google dangle in front of its engineers?

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sbud4u

I believe this was a typo. It probably should have read "Google dangles massive TREAT in front of its engineers."

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Taz0

Even after you change "Threat" to "Treat", it still doesn't make sense. Why would Google dangle a treat in front of its own engineers when it's trying to recruit new engineers?

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Tekzel

Yea, I failed to see the threat at all, much less an earth shattering MASSIVE threat.

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