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UnKosher: Microsoft Uses Bacon to Poach Employees

Microsoft is trying to steal good programmers away from Amazon and Google.
No surprising news there.

By tempting them with bacon.
Whaaa fuuuh huhhh?!?!

I am not making this up. I couldn’t. I’m not that creative.

But according to this article on Gizmodo, that is exactly what is happening.

Microsoft wanted to double its Kinect for Windows team from 35 to 70. And with good engineers typically already working for other companies, the bacon cart is a great ploy for Microsoft to grab their attention and tell them to “Wake up and Smell the Future”. The food cart is serving free bacon today at Amazon headquarters in South Lake Union, Seattle and has plans to move over to Fremont on Tuesday to be near Adobe and Google.

I wonder if the ADL is going to get involved, because in my mind the implication is either that no observant Jewish programmer is any good; or they’re good, but Microsoft (like a certain cantina at the Mos Eisley Spaceport) doesn’t serve their kind.


[Edit] In my haste to get this posted, I overlooked a point my Rabbi just made: They are saying the same thing about traditional Muslims and Hindus. Not to mention the rock solid programmers who are vegetarian or vegan.

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3 responses »

  1. They skipped the part where we were serving Smart Bacon. You can still Wake up and Smell the Future with smart bacon 🙂

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  2. I’m Jewish and I can tell you that bacon would not tempt me to change jobs…then again I’m kind of a crappy programmer, so maybe that’s the problem.

    Rob, The Mainland

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  3. I dunno… I’d think poaching would work much better in a more liquid medium. And employees taste much better roasted!

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