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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Some selected posts about life with the big G

I've been told that it's hard to find my posts regarding what working at Google was like. While it's possible to get things in a nice grouped format in my book, that only applies for posts from 2011, at least until I put together another book!

So, as a service to my readers who are looking for my "life in corporate hell" content, I did another pass through my archives and dug up a few key examples. This should give you some idea of what it was like.

2012 posts:

Jan 21: Google's "free food" is not free

Jan 23: Followup to free food that isn't

Feb 3: Update to the food posts

Mar 3: From powerhouse to meh

Apr 15: Failing to recognize your own recruiting materials

Apr 20: Are you a SWE or not? You can't have it both ways.

Jul 8: Stressing out certain groups on purpose

Oct 3: Putting up with team building offsites

2011 posts (also in The Bozo Loop):

Nov 9: Signs of a sinking ship: indicated by signing something

Nov 22: Applying at the big G? Better learn about the caste system.

Nov 23: Hiring women? Let's talk about keeping the ones you have.

Nov 27: A fly on the wall in a hypothetical board room

Nov 28: Learn a lot from an ad

Dec 4: Anti-pattern theater: how to get women to quit

Dec 4: Such emotional energy from one little post

Dec 19: A tale of rocket ships and radiation