We’ve heard stories about how hard it is for companies to find highly skilled employees these days. Wrong. It just takes a briefcase filled with money encased in meat.
A recent story on CNET.com outlines how the LA-based tech firm Scopely landed “the most interesting engineer in the world.”
Mike Thomas came aboard after he was given, among other things:
- a briefcase filled with stacks of money — totalling $11,000 — wrapped in bacon
- a year’s supply of Dos Equis, and
- a personal portrait in oil.
Starting to think you chose the wrong career?
The tech sector certainly seems where you want to be, if you’re looking for a job. According to the CNET story, Google pays recent computer science grads $90,000 to $105,000 to start.
Scopely, for its part, is clearly in a hiring mode. Its home page is jobs.scopely.com, where you’ll find company CTO Ankur Bulsara, looking cooly into the camera, next to these words:
We don’t always hire developers, but when we do, we hire the most interesting engineers in the world.
The company has had 900 engineers apply since Scopely put up the website. Number hired: One. Mike Thomas.
If you think Scopely’s hiring initiative’s a little mysterious, it fits. The start-up company apparently won’t reveal just what it’s going to do when it’s fully staffed.
Scopely officials will only say the organization will “disrupt the social space that is ‘ripe for innovation.'”