The lavish and sometimes frivolous mega-Internet-corp that is Google has been feeling the effects of the recession this year. First it started with the dismissal of a good chunk of manpower and now it is being reported that Google employees won’t be receiving Christmas bonuses this year. That’s a pretty major downer if you’re one of the employees who received a bonus as high as $20,000 in the past (though if that’s your bonus, you’re probably faring better than most anyway). How is Google making up for it? Free, unlocked G1s for everybody. Um, yay? We don’t know about you guys but we’d gladly take a bonus over a G1 any day, even if it is unlocked – how are you going to use 3G on that thing anyway if you decide to use it on a GSM carrier other than T-Mobile? Oh well… In these rough times we suppose the remaining Googlers should all just be thankful they still have a jobs.
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