[TriLUG] Positions with Google in NC
mdshaw89 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 11:11:01 EST 2007
Wow - that sounds great! I'm an IBM full-time employee and I can't say I
have as rosie of a picture to paint. I'm not in a bad area now but I was in
another area that was not that great. It definitely matters who your boss
is. But I will still stand by my "let's advertise things better than what
they really are" industry.
On 2/19/07, Magnus <magnus at trilug.org> wrote:
> Mike Shaw wrote:
> > Hear! Hear! I love how the IT business in general loves to promote
> > as family friendly but anyone with a family who has been in IT knows it
> > all just K-rap.
> Not necessarily. I'm currently contracting at IBM and the work-life
> balance here is very real. If I need to take some time off to take my
> kid to the doctor for some shots, no problem. I took off 2 weeks for
> paternity leave when baby #3 was born. No problem. Telecommuting is
> encouraged. Unless something goes drastically wrong or I have change
> management planned, I usually work ~40 hour weeks.
> I think a lot of this is because of the flexibility given to first line
> managers here... I think that I just lucked out and got a great boss. I
> know other people are going to have completely different impressions as
> I've seen some taskmaster bosses who will schedule meetings to START at
> or after 5pm, at or before 8am, etc, on a regular basis without thinking
> anything of it.
> We do things together as a team outside of the office from time to time
> but it is often during business hours. We went as a department to see
> Superman Returns at IMAX. Two weeks ago, it was bowling on friday.
> These team building activities don't infringe on our precious
> after-hours time.
> I'd probably renew my contracts here indefinitely if it weren't for my
> contracting agency, who gets in the way of an otherwise good thing.
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In the future, it will be said that "America is really good at only 3
things: Music, Software and Pizza Delivery", (Snow Crash, ~p20).
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