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Stock Option Envy
Folks, if you want
an eye-popping experience, go to the MSN Money Central "Insider
Trading" page and type in your company's stock market trading symbol
(Lockheed Martin=LMT, Tyco=TYC, Qualcomm=QCOM, Analog Devices=ADI,
etc.). 100s of 1,000s and even 1,000,000s of $$$ in exercised options
and stock sales by corporate officers. For a monthly industry overview,
bookmark this page from
Silicon Strategies (you'll have to do the math on this one, though).
Mention what you see the next time you're told the company cannot afford
raises or bonuses this year. Not everybody's hurting out there.