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Nov 13 2007   2:04AM GMT

Overheard: Leaving Microsoft for Google? No cake for you!

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

tim_faulkner.jpg “Anyone leaving Redmond for Google is a threat. Not because they’ll scurry around collecting company secrets — as if the search giant’s interested in Microsoft’s ’90s-era technologies.”

Tim Faulkner, Microsoft Not Letting the Door Hit Former Employees On Their Way to Google

Some staffers who are putting in their notice are being escorted off campus immediately. Why? Because they’ve put in their notice to join Google.

Tim thinks the reason behind the quick mandatory exits are simply that Microsoft is afraid of losing more employees to Google if the person has a chance to stick around and talk up his new job.

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