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+ - Google programmer declines $500K offer from startup as he is making $3mm already->

Submitted by Giant Robot
Giant Robot (56744) writes "In the past we have heard of stories or facebook, twitter, or apple poaching talent from google. Now with all the cash in the bank, google seems to be able to keep who it really wants, and outbid any rivals. In addition to the lure of money, the company has its most capable employees work on important, ambitious projects. For example Andy Rubin who used to lead the Android team now probably runs the group developing robotics technology, rather than leaving to start a new venture.!

Rather than posting this story for envy, I'm wondering how typical are salaries > $500k for hired technical staff (as opposed to business stakeholders and founders of companies)? One can imagine someone getting rich from being one of the founders or early employees of a start up, or hired on expensive terms as an executive to manage a business division, lead an large engineering team or project, or world-class researchers solving a very difficult problem, but do we hear often many cases where people are offered salaries 4-5x above the norm as a software engineer or programmer?"

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Comment: God of Gamblers (1989) (Score 1) 320

This is old stuff. Chow Yun-Fat and his cronies have used this technology (in glasses and contact lenses form) to cheat poker over 20 years ago at a private casino event on a yacht near the shores of Hong Kong to get revenge on the man who nearly destroyed him!

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