Every single place dh has ever been in or knows of that praises things like “we serve breakfast and lunch here!” Is company lingo for “we will bleed every ounce of your energy and time.” If you ever complain that for the love of sanity can you just go home and see your family or go hang out with people you do not work with - they will claim you aren’t a “team player” or don’t you understand they are family too?
Yeah. No. Hard pass on that.
That is not the experience my oldest had at tech companies that provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Of course, there were some differences between work/life balance between different teams (and/or locations) within a company.
This article has a different take on the free food. https://www.forbes.c...d/#796393d595f6
My CS daughter says Google is known for having really good snacks. The things that kids look for in 6 figure jobs really crack me up, lol. Snacks? Really?
When my oldest was a college junior, she had to decide between computer science internships for the next summer. She had an offer to return to the tech company where she interned that summer that offered free snacks as well as free meals. Another tech company flew her to their headquarters for an interview. As part of the daylong interview she ate at the company cafeteria, where her salad would have been $10 if she wasn't given a voucher for lunch. She ended up with an offer for an internship with this company too. In the end, she had to decide between the company where she would need to pay for lunch or two companies where snacks, coffee, energy drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner were free. All 3 companies are well-known tech companies that paid well. (It was an internship, and no stock options were involved.) When she eliminated the company that didn't offer free food, she wondered if that made her spoiled for refusing to work for a company that didn't offer free food. But, she had done the math. If she only ate lunch at work, choosing one of the other internships would save her $50 a week or $600 over the course of a 12-week internship. That is real money. Add to that breakfast, dinner, drinks, and even snacks, and it made financial sense. (So, much so that she chose to work for a company with free food after graduation too. Her grocery budget for food is definitely less than it would be without without this perk.)
On an unrelated note, this kid has food allergies and the companies were great about providing safe food and snacks for her.
Wait a minute...
So a guy, gets a job in which he is recruiting people into the tech industry.
And he is whining because he has to push a few buttons, send some form letters, and ask a few questions. What did he think it would be? LOL And why blame Google for that???..
Sounds like he needed to spend some time looking into what job he was recruited for himself before getting hired and complaining after the fact. LOL
Exactly, sounds like he is doing what tech headhunters have been doing for as long as there have been tech headhunters ... first contact that I remember was almost 30 years ago when my husband was in college. The writer did have more tools than a recruiter back in the day, but the job of any recruiter is to recruit someone to fill the position that needs filling. I'm confused too.
Edited by *LC, 18 October 2017 - 12:12 AM.