Why you shouldn’t leak the CONFIDENTIAL memos your CEO sends out

November 11th, 2010 at 12:16 PM  4 Comments

So you’ve got a really great job as an engineer for Google, and it just got better because the CEO sent the entire company an email letting everyone know how much he appreciated them and that they’d be getting a 10% raise and a $1,000 cash bonus. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

You decide to let the rest of the world know how great your job is, and how great your CEO is for giving you a raise by sending the email to the press. The press, jumps on it, talking up how great Google is for giving their all their employees an across theĀ boardĀ raise in such harsh economic time, etc, etc.

One small problem. That email you forwarded to the press. Yeah, that was confidential.

More specifically:


Eric tracked you down, and guess what. You’re fired.

I’m not sure what Google’s reasoning for doing so was, but it happened. And it should prove as a lesson not to be so direct about forwarding company communications to the press. The funny thing though, is that the news about the leaker being fired, probably came from a leak within Google.

via Business Insider, CNN Money