@doy exactly, I wish the HR "insider" would answer questions on the other thread
they should ask how severely they miscalculated things when deciding to not reward people properly last year. Apparently "competitive" means other companies are simply willing to pay more and offer better benefits. This when GF had and HAS a prime opportunity to do the same, but initially chose not to and selectively chose to at the end of last year.
and don't fall for their comments about the ESPP being "on par". 20% discount is on par, but basing it on the purchase price at period end is not. Most companies offer a discount at the lowest price of the stock during the offering period. Imagine the stock price increases on speculation, you buy at that price, then post-earnings it tanks. You lose. If it raises your gains are less.