The Last Women Standing on Wall Street Women -- always a rare breed in the upper echelons of Wall Street -- are looking like an endangered species in the executive suites of big banks. Bank of America's Sallie Krawcheck is the latest to go.
November 13, 2010 | 4:16 pm
Arrrrrr ye doing any Googling today? If so, you might notice Google’s got a new doodle up on its home page.
Despite the look, the Google doodle doesn’t have anything to do with International Talk Like a Pirate Day. That glorious "holiday" is celebrated in September.
The pirate-themed doodle is all about the commemoration of Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday. If the Scottish author known for "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped" and other classics were still alive today, he’d be 160 years old.
Some people might have thought the overflowing treasure chest in the graphic could be symbolic of the salary increases that Google employees are getting.
An internal e-mail from Google head honcho Eric Schmidt said his employees would each receive 10% raises this year –- not to mention $1,000 cash bonuses on the side (with Google picking up the taxes).
Well, not every Google employee is taking home a 10% bump. Some in the upper echelon will receive a 30% increase.
That’s good because these execs were making a base salary of only $500,000 last year. Now they’ll bring home a much more respectable $650,000, about one-third of the average salary of an NFL quarterback. Plus, they’re eligible for bonuses of up to 250% of their base pay.
And then there’s the poor sap who leaked Schmidt’s e-mail to the press. Instead of a raise, he or she reportedly got the boot.
The new image on Google’s home page isn’t unprecedented, of course. Every once in a while, Google changes it up. Some of our favorites include salutes to jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, Russian composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky and the video game Pac-Man.
Pronunciation: /enˈdānjər/Translate endanger | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
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- A formation of troops in which each unit is positioned successively to the left or right of the rear unit to form an oblique or steplike line.
- A flight formation or arrangement of craft in this manner.
- A similar formation of groups, units, or individuals.
- A subdivision of a military or naval force: a command echelon.
- A level of responsibility or authority in a hierarchy; a rank: a job in the company's lower echelon.
To arrange or take place in an echelon.
- [éʃəlɑ`n | -lɔ`n]
1 ((時に 〜s))（指揮命令・位階などの）段階, 階層
in the higher ［lower］ echelon(s)
2 （軍隊・艦船・航空機などの）梯(てい)形編成, 梯列；梯隊
fly in echelon
[French échelon, from Old French eschelon, rung of a ladder, from eschiele, ladder, from Late Latin scāla, back-formation from Latin scālae, steps, ladder.]
- A blow, collision, or jolt.
- The sound of something bumping: heard a loud bump in the dark.
- A raised or rounded spot; a bulge.
- A slight swelling or lump.
- Something, such as unevenness or a hole in a road, that causes a bump.
- A rise or increase, as in prices or enrollment.
- One of the natural protuberances on the human skull, considered to have significance in phrenology.
- A forward thrust of the pelvis, as in a burlesque striptease.
- Sports. A pass in volleyball made by redirecting the ball with the inside of the forearms, especially when extended and held together.
- Slang. A shot of hard liquor, sometimes accompanied by a beer chaser.