unhirables
n. Employees who cannot be persuaded to join another company because they would lose a large portfolio of unvested stock options from their current job.

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"This particular second-generation Internet company has managed to recruit top people who were still handcuffed—what people in the Valley call 'the unhirables.' Naval Ravikant walked away from what at the time was $4 million worth of unvested @Home stock options."
—Po Bronson, "Instant Company," The New York Times Magazine

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