Salesforcewatch.com has found an apparently disaffected Salesforce.com employee using eBay to auction off a set of chocolate bars distributed to staff to celebrate hitting the million-subscriber milestone this month.
Even more revealing than the seller's description of the chocolate as "sickly sweet, but decent for making cookies with....I suppose" is the disillusioned comment at the end of the item description:
"It doesn't make up for the 10% of our bonus that HR cuts off without telling us because we didn't meet some alleged profit milestones set by who-knows. Maybe you can help me buy that porche my manager promised me when I joined years and years ago."
I'm surprised because I thought last-minute goalpost-moving when calculating bonus payments was supposed to be a thing of the past in these days of sophisticated compensation management software. I don't recall which compensation management vendor claims Salesforce.com as its customer, but it sounds like the implementation needs a reappraisal.
Currently, the bidding stands at $9.99, plus $5 shipping costs. The Porsche remains a distant dream.