Anna Malfeasance - New comment on Should You Stay or Should You Go Now?.
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Should You Stay or Should You Go Now?":
I did a quick skim, and may have missed it, but I have to ask:
"I, like a lot of senior Microsofties, can't imagine staying for another year of flat stock growth."
Why would you let a bunch of anonymous strangers decide whether or not you keep your job? Because that's all the market is - the votes of the street.
The same street that voted Enron a world-class company.
The same street that decided a bunch of internet startups with no business plans were going to make their fortunes.
To me, my job is about my compensation, my job satisfaction, my potential for career growth. I look at my grants at $30/share and I can't complain (my stock grants alone account for a bigger bonus than I've ever gotten anywhere else). If the stock went to $40/share, sure my grants would be 25% bigger, but my total compensation would grow by less than 4%.
I just really don't care about the stock price. Because I think the investment community are made up of people who are more interested in the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby than the occupation of Iraq or criminal malfeasance in the White House.