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2008/05/19

早前跟馬料水大學世界賽隊員吳何二人閒聊,他們發現我對某著名軟件公司的稱呼,由M$改為MS,出奇的是我沒有察覺。

那次到西雅圖見工,確是使人心動。也見識到一間公司怎樣同錢來買時間和收買programmer。曾經讀過Joel Spolsky的文,節錄於此:

To add to all this… programmers are easily bribed by giving them the coolest, latest stuff. This is a far cheaper way to get them to work for you than actually paying competitive salaries!

The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code

Spend cash freely to spot-solve problems. If your new star programmer isn’t getting a lot of work done because they are busy setting up their new house and relocating, hire a high class relocation service to do it for them. If it’s taking forever to get phones installed in your new offices, buy a couple of dozen cellular phones. Internet access problems slowing people down? Just get two redundant providers. Provide a concierge available to all employees for picking up dry cleaning, getting reservations, arranging for limos to the airport, etc.

Strategy Letter I: Ben and Jerry’s vs. Amazon

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由上飛機到重新踏足羅德島,吃的搭的住的幾乎一個仙都唔使。搭了幾程幾十蚊美金的的士,叫過有生以來第一次的room service,住貴麗堂皇的五星級酒店。也許,這些對身居大銀行的朋友們來說這是理所當然的,但於我而言,一個仍然窮困的學生,就如大鄉里出城。的士轉進華麗酒店時,心裏也怯了怯,心想「死喇又要比貼士」。心裏無窮興奮之餘又要故作振定,到底三天裏我給的小費比平常一個週末的使費還要多。

好了,那,日後在這裏看見對該公司的評論,請留心,可能有人已經俾人用一隻雞脾收買。

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4 回應 to “收買”

  1. Says:

    Haha! I want to know, did they reimburse the tips?! (They should!) Did you leave tips at the hotel (per night)? I know Chinese people aren’t accustom to it… hehe…

    Another thing, you only ordered salmon for room service???!!!! Aiiii…

    Those companies, they give you tons of perks then they want you to give them your life in return. Be careful… ;P

  2. eric Says:

    大公司既呢D洗費,佢地係可以用黎扣稅,一家便宜兩家著。
    我也聽聞dot.com高峰期,有某"大公司"係以送新車做招徠。該大公司現在得層殼,死又死唔去個隻。

  3. Justin Says:

    雲:haha!! they reimbursed me before i send them the receipts!!

    do you mean I have to put a few dollar notes on the table before I leave in the morning??? i didn’t know this!

    Eric: haha!! 新車,有時對於佢地黎講,都係所費無幾啫。

  4. Says:

    I usually leave a dollar or two per day (depending on the hotel class) as tips. In US, every customer service have to pay tips. (Even hair cut, do you know that?!) But for hotels… it’s not that you MUST, since you already left, but customarily Americans would.

    Most of the time, I refused the bell boy to take my bags up to my room, cuz you have to pay them.


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