Google's Kordestani Declines His Award
27-Mar-2009 (6 comments)

Sales chief Omid Kordestani, for example, turned down the $1.4 million bonus he was awarded in March. From the company’s proxy statement: “Omid Kordestani declined his 2008 bonus payment ... Omid also declined to receive any equity awards in 2009.”

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Kaveh Nouraee

Haven't you learned by now?

by Kaveh Nouraee on

When reading any of my posts to keep all food and beverages away and that any work perfomed must be done prior to or after reading my posts?

You know I cause you double work, yet you read them anyway.

Masochist.  LOL

anonymous fish

damn it.

by anonymous fish on

you've been such a poop lately, i forgot what a smart ass you can be.  thus...

more ruined invoices.  :-0

Kaveh Nouraee

Of course I'm pissed I didn't get any!

by Kaveh Nouraee on

You think I should be happy that the check does not say Pay To The Order of: ME?   LOL

I tell ya what....he gives me the money...I'll cash the check. I'll pay the taxes on the full amount. I'll make sure his ex-wife gets none of it, and as a gestue of my gratitude.......

I'll download Google Toolbar on my desktop.

If he pays the taxes on it, I'll even add Google Earth.

See? I'm reasonable.

anonymous fish

you are just sooooooo pessimistic!

by anonymous fish on

or just pissed that you didn't get any of it...LOL

seriously.  doesn't matter what the word is... moral or ethical.  to HIM it WAS an issue of one or the other... or something else. and yes, it's still a "feel good" story...

so there!  :-)

Kaveh Nouraee

Hold on a sec

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Before we start patting him on the back, has anyone looked at the possibility that he would have to pay income tax on the full amount and be required to pay at least half to his ex-wife as part of the divorce settlement? I know she has remarried but.....

Being that Google isn't a financial services company, there's no "ethical" or "moral" reason for Kordestani not to accept a rightly earned bonus.

Any way you look at it, he has the right to accept or reject the money, and since I am not listed as one of his dependents (DAMN IT!!), my life isn't affected either.

anonymous fish


by anonymous fish on

you hear so much about greed... and lord knows it exists on every level... that we sometimes go overboard on hearing when these executives just "do the right thing".  nonetheless... it is encouraging to hear that not everyone is wall street greedy.  more power to him.  google just went up in my book.