ponedeljek, 19. november 2007. u 11:41 AM
Rubrike: Creative Economy | Knjiga utisaka | Lifestyle
Jasne su mi prednosti frilenserstva - samozapošljavanja - preduzetništva, ali neke stvari mogu Vam omogućiti i mogu Vam se desiti samo u velikim, jakim kompanijama. Pri tome ne mislim na Delta Holding, bož' sačuvaj.
Priča masažerke koja se u maloj, nepoznatoj start-up kompaniji iz Silikonske doline zaposlila 1999. godine a postala milioner kada je ista ta kompanija izašla na berzu 2004. godine. Masažerka se zove Boni Braun, a korporacija - Google.
“I’m happy I saved enough stock for a rainy day, and lately it’s been pouring,” said Ms. Brown, 52, who now lives in a 3,000-square-foot house in Nevada, gets her own massages at least once a week and has a private Pilates instructor. She has traveled the world to oversee a charitable foundation she started with her Google wealth and has written a book, still unpublished, “Giigle: How I Got Lucky Massaging Google.”
Raširenost mita o pogodnostima rada u Googleplexu je, imajući u vidu navode gospođe Braun, sasvim opravdana! Evo jedan primer:
Charlie (kuvar) took great care of us, by providing meals using the best ingredients, and with a lot of cultural diversity in mind. I ate a broader variety of vegetables and ethnic dishes at Google than during the rest of my life put together. Lunch and dinner were provided to Googlers every day with simple menus like “Rosemary scented New Bedford sea scallop skewers with lemony apricot couscous, grilled, stuffed squid with teriyaki sauce, cauliflower asafetida ...” et cetera.
One engineer informed me that it was a bad idea to tell your wife what you had for lunch. When she set down a plate of spaghetti with meatballs in front of you for dinner, it didn’t create a pleasant evening when you described your lunch at work beginning with phyllo-encrusted halibut...
Još jedna stvar (insajderske informacije kažu da slično kao u sledećem primeru prolaze i zaposleni u nekom od Delta departmenta, ili šta su već... kad malo bolje razmislim, bilo bi baš zanimljivo čitati blog nekog od Miškovićevih zaposlenih)
Of all the Google traditions, my personal favorite was the annual ski trip. It was held at the Squaw Creek Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif. There were, of course, limitations to my conversation time with my clients, so I loved spending a couple days skiing with them and really getting to know them as human beings, not just the physical evidence of their angst.
The first year, we stayed two nights and three days. The trip was paid for by Google and included your choice of skiing, snowboarding, dogsledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, or spa treatments to relax. My roommate didn’t show up, so I had a marvelous room with a view of the ski runs all to myself. There were only about fifty-eight employees back then.
Da zaključim... Boni Braun nije jedini milioner zahvaljujući Googlu. Njujork Tajms piše da, iako ne postoji zvanična evidencija, procenjuje se da postoji oko 1000 ljudi od kojih svako ima preko pet miliona dolara vredne akcije...
NYT remarks that a Google employee told them it’s considered uncool within Google to check the daily stock price of GOOG though...