Originally Posted by Maestro64
I still stand on the fact of those 74K individual how many really think they had rats chance in hell to get a job at any one of those companies... I bet if we all saw the list of names there would be a common thread in the list. There are a group of people who are job jumpers all they do is jump from one job to another in hopes to pump up their title and pay, these people think they are worth more than than they really are. They will immediate jump from one company to another for a title change or a little bit more money.
Wow - way to slam everybody. Why so bitter?
The fact is, tech workers were screwed by Apple, Google, etc. There's no doubt about that - some workers were screwed royally, particularly the ones Google was going after (until Jobs put a stop to it). The problem is, as you say, there's no way of knowing how many workers would have been recruited by the other companies, or which workers were in demand. So there's no way to come up with a fair settlement - in an ideal world, some (or most) workers would get nothing, and some would get large payouts for years of lost wages; but there's no way to figure that out. So the focus has to be on how much the companies should pay.
I'm very pro-Apple, and I hope the proposed settlement is approved. But Apple and the other companies are very wrong here, and should pay a real price (I applaud Facebook for not going along with this scheme). I hate to see the lawyers suck up so much of the settlement, and hopefully that could be changed.