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.