Well hopefully the employees have lots of stock. It is only worth 5.00 a share right now, but GE will be paying $20 a share to those that have "preferred stock". And besides no one forced those pathologists to work there. It isn't like a Chinese factory staffed by children, rural poor and political dissidents working for a bowl of rice a day.
It's capitalism. The average CEO makes 500 times the average employee, or something like that. That is the way companies work. The shareholders/excutives make money off the backs of the employees.
570 million? I know that would be a large sum of money to any of us but don't you think a company like Clarient could make that in 5 years? Or was the possiblilty of teaming up with GE too good an opportunity to pass up. I guess if any of us creaated a lab and was offered half a billion dollars, we would have to jump on that.