Be like Google

Letters From the Home Front

"A common problem is that it’s easy to become spoiled by all the perks. Several offices have developed distinct cultures of entitlement … It’s embarrassing to be around people who’ve become like spoiled children …

"The engineers don’t habitually carry pagers and are on-call relatively infrequently. The plus side is that they can focus on development, get adequate sleep, and be more productive. The downside is that they can easily lose touch with what’s really going on in the data centers and sometimes even (with) their customers."

This writer was not talking about the work environment at Big Brokerage. He was talking about life at Google.