Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Mar 2014 14:48 UTC

In early March, 2007, as Google was expanding fast and furiously, one of its recruiters from the " Engineering" group made a career-ending mistake: She cold-contacted an Apple engineer by email, violating the secret and illegal non-solicitation compact that her boss, Eric Schmidt, had agreed with Apple's Steve Jobs.

What happened next is just one of many specific examples of how people's lives were impacted by the Techtopus wage-theft cartel that was taken down by the Department of Justice antitrust division, and is currently being litigated in a landmark class action lawsuit.

This story sent shivers down my spine. What a bunch of horrible, unethical scumbags. Sadly, their criminal behaviour won't really have any meaningful consequences. These people reside above the law.

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Not bad. I'm at -1. lol

Still waiting for a reason why anti-poaching agreements are bad/oppression/evil. Btw appeal to authority isn't an argument. Many decades ago, it was legal to "discipline" our wife. ;)

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Because its a form of price fixing? If you are for price fixing them I'm sure you see no problem with recent actions like the makers of RAM and SSD memory chips conspiring to keep prices high in those areas, yes? After all its just companies getting together and making agreements not to poach each others sales.

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