Earlier this week we learned that Google was putting smiles on the faces of its employees with a $1,000 tax-free bonus as well as a 10 percent salary raise starting in 2011.
Very good news, indeed, except for the guy who leaked the details. Click here for the original story on the upgraded Google compensation packages.
While Google did not confirm that the information was real, it did nothing to deny it in the statement: "While we don't typically comment on internal matters, we do believe that competitive compensation plans are important to the future of the company."
Sadly for the person who leaked the internal memo from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, he or she won't be getting the raise, as they won't be able to even close out 2010 working at the internet company.
CNN Money reports that within hours of the news hitting the internet, Google found the leak and terminated the employee.
For a company that's all about categorizing information for the public's consumption, this was a matter it wanted to keep strictly private.