Business Insider reports that LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has gifted every LinkedIn employee with an iPad mini.

Here's what a spokesperson had to say about the gesture, which was first tweeted by Darain Faraz, a LinkedIn communications manager:

We wanted to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of all of our employees in 2012. During today's biweekly All Hands meeting, we surprised our employees with iPad Minis as a small gesture of the company's gratitude for their contributions.

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The iPad minis were handed out an an all-hands meeting to each of LinkedIn’s 3,500 employees, presumably as a small reward for LinkedIn's record Q4 earnings of $303.6 million. 3,500 iPad minis carry a total retail price of just over $1.2 million, tax included.

Top Rated Comments

saud0488 Avatar
110 months ago
Best place to buy a Mini is now the Bay Area Craigslist.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madsci954 Avatar
110 months ago
Jeff Weiner (channeling Oprah): You get an iPad! And you get an iPad! And you get an iPad! Everybody gets an iPad!!!!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
juniormaj Avatar
110 months ago
I'm still fixated on the factoid that LinkedIn has 3,500 employees.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coltman75 Avatar
110 months ago
A pay increase or longer holidays would be better. An out of date iPad mini is like a kick in the teeth.

I have the feeling you've never actually been kicked in the teeth, have you?

I'll spare you: it feels nothing like getting an iPad Mini as a present from your boss.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dekard Avatar
110 months ago
3500 employees?? How?? Why?? That sounds like 3000 too many...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slu Avatar
110 months ago
How does linked in even make any money, let alone $300 million in a quarter.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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