Ah, hindsight.

Yesterdays Wall Street Journal (the online editon is subscriber only) has an article on the front page about two women who had done some work for Google years ago. They each billed Google for their services, woman A billed $4,000 and woman B billed $5,000. Google offered them both stock options instead of cash, woman A said no and woman B said yes. Woman A said she can't remember now what she spent her $4,000 on while woman B is now a millionaire with her stock options worth $1,700,000. Oops.

Is it too late to change my answer?

I may have those figures off slightly, I'm doing this from memory as the paper has been trashed.

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Boys both in bed EARLY tonight! Time for blogging and commenting...(angels rejoice in the background).

That's a cool story. But 10 years ago (or whenever this occured) Google was an unknown. There might have been really good reasons to suspect that stock options were a very poor risk. Given the same situation, without hindsight, I'd take the cash too.

I had thought about that. I think if it were me and I was pretty set financially (good savings, good income with left over each month, etc) I might have taken a gamble. If I was living paycheck to paycheck, I would have taken cash.

Oh, and what's up with "PenquinLove"?

Penguin = linux. :)

Back to virusdoc. I don't want to upset the balance of nature here.

I got the 'penguin' part. It was the 'love' part that threw me.



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