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    Here is another perspective (shared with me from someone at Google):

    1. Presumably there was ample wage comparison and matching when the candidate initially interviewed.
    2. In a world of increased poaching a sensible outcome is “we will pay you far less at first until you have integrated then we will start paying you more.” If true, there would not be much difference in the actual wages earned by company employees.
    3. A company’s resources include time spent on employees to give them training on said company’s specialized tools systems and processes. Having this investment discarded before the return on investment is reaped makes the labor market inefficient, which might increase costs to end consumers.

    I’m not saying it justifies “shady deals” (especially if ruled illegal), only that it would have been nice for the article to address the points above to provide a more comprehensive (less biased?) viewpoint.