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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:51 AM   #51
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my thoughts exactly) isn't everything on that site self-service (you post you own resume/employers post their own openings)...why 3500 employees?
I will venture a guess that a significant portion of those people work in sales.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:55 AM   #52
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When the iPad 1 was first released, my Boss rewarded the whole company with them as well.

It's been done before.
Likewise, our company bought each of us an iPad 3. Admittedly, it might be easier given there's only about 25 of us.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 08:57 AM   #53
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May I ask what you use it for? I am on there myself, but have found it to be of little value. It seems like an online resume for most people to me.
I found my current job because of LinkedIn. I received a status update that a friend of mine had changed jobs. I called him up to see what was going on. We met and discussed the company and what I could do for them and eventually got the job. Was so happy to leave my previous job.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:24 AM   #54
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They aren't paying full price for an order of that size.
Probably not. But say they are getting 20% off. That's still $136 difference per unit on the 32GB models. Taken out over their work force that's still $476k.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:21 AM   #55
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Memberships and advertising. A lot of people use that site, myself included.
Unemployed people pay monthly or annual membership fees in order to secure a job. I find that a tad, ironic.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:53 AM   #56
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That's a +1 MIO $ publicity stunt... Interesting as it got quite covered by the press. Meh, when I offer a day off to performing employees, nobody talks about it.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:32 PM   #57
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3,500 employees? Someone is floating....
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:06 PM   #58
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Wow that's really cool to treat your employees well. I haven't had a raise from my company in 8 years let alone a present or a party.
You're lucky. I was made redundant last year. They then promptly readvertised my job (Clue: that's illegal) while trying to butter me up by inviting me to reapply. Guess what - the person they hired after me quit after 2 months on the job. Now they're looking for replacement number 3 while I'm happily doing my own thing and getting some recognition for it.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:29 PM   #59
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3,501. Got an offer from LinkedIn today. A day late and a dollar short. Oh well.
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