Facebook Tells Employees to Keep Working

By: Chris Gabbard - May 17, 2012

Facebook’s IPO is just around the corner. Imagine working for them right now. You are a young hacker who got in with a tech giant before its IPO. You probably have all kinds of stock options for the work you’ve done with them, and you are about to see your shares go public and make you filthy rich. Or at least moderately rich, depending on how long you’ve been there, and how you define “filthy” rich. The Facebook IPO is reported to create over 1,000 new millionaires.

Odds are the gravity of what is happening is weighing heavily on your mind. What are you going to buy? Should you just take what you’ve got and start your own company? How is your life and the culture of your company going to change? Will it even do as well as expected?

Part of Facebook’s solution is to remind everyone working for them that they still have a job to do. These posters are being posted around the Facebook campus, according to Bloomberg reporter Jon Erlichman.

Ultimately this will help morale and keep hackers hacking. If employees are constantly worried about their personal wealth, odds are it will negatively effect productivity and performance. That is the last thing Facebook needs right now. Proving to investors that they are a solid company grounded with dedicated individuals is priority one.

[h/t: Business Insider]
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  • https://plus.google.com/117895169424507660944 STR82U

    That’s funny but really cool to think about for a couple minutes. The daydream ends with “take what you’ve got and start your own company”.

  • http://www.gravexwebservices.net Michael Burke

    Why does this whole saga involving Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Bitly etc, smell like something from the early 00’s? You can’t value a company that has had stagnant growth (declining in the UK) and stagnant revenue for the last few years at $100 billion. That is like me saying my car which has done 200,000 miles, does 20 miles to the gallon is worth more than what I paid for it 10 years ago. We’re on the brink of another dot com crash. Do what STR82U said: “Take what you’ve got and start your own company”. Because believe me you will never have this money again!