IRVINE, Calif. -- Employees of eMachines Inc., which sells low-end computers, got a $72.5 million piece of the pie when the company was sold last month to Gateway Inc. Founder Lap Shun "John" Hui distributed more than half of the profit from the $290 million cash and stock sale, announced in January. The 140 employees, ranging from managers to warehouse workers, received checks equal to at least 30 percent of their annual salaries, and some executives got nearly $100,000. About two dozen executives split 12.5 million shares of stock. "Typically, an owner would keep everything. But John felt very strongly that every employee should be rewarded and share in the transaction," said Wayne Inouye, former eMachines chief executive who took over the same role at Gateway. Full article here. I've gatta say, thats petty damn generous.