The answer? When Google is the company that’s decided to hold off from hiring any new employees, yet won’t admit it.
According to CNBC:
A spokesperson at the company says there has been no freeze on hiring, but several executives I have spoken with who have hiring responsiblity said it was made clear to them one month ago they were to make no new hires, including at the secretarial level and they were Google Headquarters
Paul Sakuma / AP directed to fill all vacancies with internal candidates. In effect, they term it an unofficial hiring freeze.
An “unofficial hiring freeze?”
Keep that self-denial in mind as you approach the holidays. The extra 5 pounds of weight you’ll likely gain? Yeah, just call it “unofficial” weight gain and no one will be able to tell that you’re up a notch on your belt.