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#1 Otis

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Not the website but the HQ campus. Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg, who was walking out on the main street quad from one meeting to the next. He gave me a look like "who's the suit?" Place was so cool. Sprawling. Like a giant epcot center for internet startup dudes. Zuckerberg had his two favorite restaurants in the world build new locations inside the "main street" of the campus, so he can walk across the street whenever he wants and eat there."Man, I like this food. I'm gonna have them build another restaurant for me 100 feet from my office." Must be nice.I visited Google's NYC HQ a few weeks ago, and all I can say is these are some pretty freaking cool places. Sort of makes you wish you were a super smart computer guy and had been there at the beginning of FB, or Google, or starting up Apple with Jobs et al. Or at least makes you want to quit your current mundane, average joe slacks guy job and go work there. Back to my stupid office and suit. :bowtie:

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Google offices in Pittsburgh are even awesome. It's a repurposed nabisco plant.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

You couldn't get hired there. Neither could I.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Googleplex is cool. Our company had an office in there for a while but Google assimilated our building.Microsoft in Redmond is like its own city.Qualcomm is doing it wrong. They are spread out over an area of San Diego but it doesn't have a proper campus. They just own most of the buildings.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

my old company main complex was pretty sweet.We were a satellite office and it was a basic crap office.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Googleplex is cool. Our company had an office in there for a while but Google assimilated our building.

Microsoft in Redmond is like its own city.

Qualcomm is doing it wrong. They are spread out over an area of San Diego but it doesn't have a proper campus. They just own most of the buildings.

We already established earlier in the day that SD isn't living up to its potential. This further proves that

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Sort of makes you wish you were a super smart computer guy and had been there at the beginning of FB, or Google, or starting up Apple with Jobs et al.

I have often wished that, though for reasons different than the quality of their facilities.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Google offices in Pittsburgh are even awesome. It's a repurposed nabisco plant.

Aside from the awesome atmosphere and ridiculous amenities, Google also brings in awesome speakers to their offices. They have a YouTube page with video of all the speakers they bring in. It's like Ted Talks.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

Awwwwwwww, poor Otis and his "mundane, average joe slacks guy job."
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

:confused: your company doesn't run its own city?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

You can thank Sun Microsystems for the campus, and Mark for like icon out front.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

:blackdot: anyone hiring?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

:blackdot: anyone hiring?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

He'll always be a dork

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

:blackdot: anyone hiring?

Applebee's has an opening.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Not the website but the HQ campus. Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg, who was walking out on the main street quad from one meeting to the next. He gave me a look like "who's the suit?" Place was so cool. Sprawling. Like a giant epcot center for internet startup dudes. Zuckerberg had his two favorite restaurants in the world build new locations inside the "main street" of the campus, so he can walk across the street whenever he wants and eat there."Man, I like this food. I'm gonna have them build another restaurant for me 100 feet from my office." Must be nice.I visited Google's NYC HQ a few weeks ago, and all I can say is these are some pretty freaking cool places. Sort of makes you wish you were a super smart computer guy and had been there at the beginning of FB, or Google, or starting up Apple with Jobs et al. Or at least makes you want to quit your current mundane, average joe slacks guy job and go work there. Back to my stupid office and suit. :bowtie:

Buddy of mine from law school was in house at Google NYC for years. It is indeed an awesome place to work. Why not apply?
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Every morning I walk 18 feet from my bed to my computer. I have a conference call at 8:30, then I have coffee and a bagel. I let the puppy outside so she can take a ####. In the summer, I'll usually jump in the pool at least once before noon, then a few more times in the afternoon depending on my schedule.

When you job is to ride you bike, maybe sometime you don't know when to stop peddlin.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Not the website but the HQ campus. Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg, who was walking out on the main street quad from one meeting to the next. He gave me a look like "who's the suit?" Place was so cool. Sprawling. Like a giant epcot center for internet startup dudes. Zuckerberg had his two favorite restaurants in the world build new locations inside the "main street" of the campus, so he can walk across the street whenever he wants and eat there."Man, I like this food. I'm gonna have them build another restaurant for me 100 feet from my office." Must be nice.I visited Google's NYC HQ a few weeks ago, and all I can say is these are some pretty freaking cool places. Sort of makes you wish you were a super smart computer guy and had been there at the beginning of FB, or Google, or starting up Apple with Jobs et al. Or at least makes you want to quit your current mundane, average joe slacks guy job and go work there. Back to my stupid office and suit. :bowtie:

Buddy of mine from law school was in house at Google NYC for years. It is indeed an awesome place to work. Why not apply?

You know damn well why.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

Every morning I walk 18 feet from my bed to my computer. I have a conference call at 8:30, then I have coffee and a bagel. I let the puppy outside so she can take a ####. In the summer, I'll usually jump in the pool at least once before noon, then a few more times in the afternoon depending on my schedule.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Every morning I walk 18 feet from my bed to my computer. I have a conference call at 8:30, then I have coffee and a bagel. I let the puppy outside so she can take a ####. In the summer, I'll usually jump in the pool at least once before noon, then a few more times in the afternoon depending on my schedule.

You know, if you lived in San Diego this would be your life 365 days a year.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Not the website but the HQ campus. Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg, who was walking out on the main street quad from one meeting to the next. He gave me a look like "who's the suit?" Place was so cool. Sprawling. Like a giant epcot center for internet startup dudes. Zuckerberg had his two favorite restaurants in the world build new locations inside the "main street" of the campus, so he can walk across the street whenever he wants and eat there."Man, I like this food. I'm gonna have them build another restaurant for me 100 feet from my office." Must be nice.I visited Google's NYC HQ a few weeks ago, and all I can say is these are some pretty freaking cool places. Sort of makes you wish you were a super smart computer guy and had been there at the beginning of FB, or Google, or starting up Apple with Jobs et al. Or at least makes you want to quit your current mundane, average joe slacks guy job and go work there. Back to my stupid office and suit. :bowtie:

Buddy of mine from law school was in house at Google NYC for years. It is indeed an awesome place to work. Why not apply?

You know damn well why.

####ty law school?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

What restaurants?
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg

Of course you did.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:40 AM


Every morning I walk 18 feet from my bed to my computer. I have a conference call at 8:30, then I have coffee and a bagel. I let the puppy outside so she can take a ####. In the summer, I'll usually jump in the pool at least once before noon, then a few more times in the afternoon depending on my schedule.

You know, if you lived in San Diego this would be your life 365 days a year.

Yes, but it would suck.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:48 AM

Awwwwwwww, poor Otis and his "mundane, average joe slacks guy job."

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg

Of course you did.

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#27 Otis

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

What restaurants?

I forget the names. A sushi joint and his favorite mexican place.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

i bet that would be a pretty cool atmosphere.or at least better than staring at teeth all day.Then again i bet there is a lot of ebb and flow in that business.... FB contracts, you get fired, another startup happens, you get fired, etc... But it seems like it would be cool to work in a "college" type atmosphere all the time... make some good friends and stuff.Have some cool work after parties.... all of which sounds better than working with a bunch of women in a dental office.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

What restaurants?

Olive Garden and Papa Johns.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

What restaurants?

I forget the names. A sushi joint and his favorite mexican place.

La Casa de Libro y Cara?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:44 AM

Odio a mi viaje?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

i bet that would be a pretty cool atmosphere.or at least better than staring at teeth all day.Then again i bet there is a lot of ebb and flow in that business.... FB contracts, you get fired, another startup happens, you get fired, etc... But it seems like it would be cool to work in a "college" type atmosphere all the time... make some good friends and stuff.Have some cool work after parties.... all of which sounds better than working with a bunch of women in a dental office.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg

Of course you did.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

Every morning I walk 18 feet from my bed to my computer. I have a conference call at 8:30, then I have coffee and a bagel. I let the puppy outside so she can take a ####. In the summer, I'll usually jump in the pool at least once before noon, then a few more times in the afternoon depending on my schedule.

I can do this whenever I want or work at a number of offices in several cities or countries.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

Is there a legit class action about promoted posts? I got a weird email.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Every morning I walk 18 feet from my bed to my computer. I have a conference call at 8:30, then I have coffee and a bagel. I let the puppy outside so she can take a ####. In the summer, I'll usually jump in the pool at least once before noon, then a few more times in the afternoon depending on my schedule.

That sucks that you have to be out of bed by 8:30. Horrible.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Is this where I mention that I get paid $200K to scratch my balls 3 times a day?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

Not the website but the HQ campus. Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg, who was walking out on the main street quad from one meeting to the next. He gave me a look like "who's the suit?" Place was so cool. Sprawling. Like a giant epcot center for internet startup dudes. Zuckerberg had his two favorite restaurants in the world build new locations inside the "main street" of the campus, so he can walk across the street whenever he wants and eat there."Man, I like this food. I'm gonna have them build another restaurant for me 100 feet from my office." Must be nice.I visited Google's NYC HQ a few weeks ago, and all I can say is these are some pretty freaking cool places. Sort of makes you wish you were a super smart computer guy and had been there at the beginning of FB, or Google, or starting up Apple with Jobs et al. Or at least makes you want to quit your current mundane, average joe slacks guy job and go work there. Back to my stupid office and suit. :bowtie:

Are you sure that look wasn't ......."who's the fat guy?"

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

Not the website but the HQ campus. Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg, who was walking out on the main street quad from one meeting to the next. He gave me a look like "who's the suit?" Place was so cool. Sprawling. Like a giant epcot center for internet startup dudes. Zuckerberg had his two favorite restaurants in the world build new locations inside the "main street" of the campus, so he can walk across the street whenever he wants and eat there."Man, I like this food. I'm gonna have them build another restaurant for me 100 feet from my office." Must be nice.I visited Google's NYC HQ a few weeks ago, and all I can say is these are some pretty freaking cool places. Sort of makes you wish you were a super smart computer guy and had been there at the beginning of FB, or Google, or starting up Apple with Jobs et al. Or at least makes you want to quit your current mundane, average joe slacks guy job and go work there. Back to my stupid office and suit. :bowtie:

Are you sure that look wasn't ......."who's the fat guy?"

Totally possible.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Place was so cool. Sprawling. Like a giant epcot center for internet startup dudes. Zuckerberg had his two favorite restaurants in the world build new locations inside the "main street" of the campus, so he can walk across the street whenever he wants and eat there."Man, I like this food. I'm gonna have them build another restaurant for me 100 feet from my office." Must be nice.

I can see how weight loss will be a big challenge, for Zuckerberg..

Edited by Rohn Jambo, 01 February 2013 - 08:56 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

Every morning I walk 18 feet from my bed to my computer. I have a conference call at 8:30, then I have coffee and a bagel. I let the puppy outside so she can take a ####. In the summer, I'll usually jump in the pool at least once before noon, then a few more times in the afternoon depending on my schedule.

That sucks that you have to be out of bed by 8:30. Horrible.

Yep...it's rare that I'm up much before 10am most days...before I have to walk down the hall to turn on the computer and start my day...usually in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, or sweatshirts and sweats in the Winter (jeans, if I feel like dressing up). I don't have a pool though...I'm not "Otis." :P But I do take a lot of afternoons off to go play disc golf, or take my girls swimming or to the park. All stuff I could EASILY do in San Diego, I suppose.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

Wish I had datonn loot.

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Wish I had datonn loot.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

You couldn't get hired there. Neither could I.

Uh, why not? :rolleyes:One of my good friends from consulting days works in a senior role there. Your statement is odd to me. Would you say the same about Google?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:49 AM

Not the website but the HQ campus. Walked right past Mark Zuckerberg, who was walking out on the main street quad from one meeting to the next. He gave me a look like "who's the suit?" Place was so cool. Sprawling. Like a giant epcot center for internet startup dudes. Zuckerberg had his two favorite restaurants in the world build new locations inside the "main street" of the campus, so he can walk across the street whenever he wants and eat there."Man, I like this food. I'm gonna have them build another restaurant for me 100 feet from my office." Must be nice.I visited Google's NYC HQ a few weeks ago, and all I can say is these are some pretty freaking cool places. Sort of makes you wish you were a super smart computer guy and had been there at the beginning of FB, or Google, or starting up Apple with Jobs et al. Or at least makes you want to quit your current mundane, average joe slacks guy job and go work there. Back to my stupid office and suit. :bowtie:

Buddy of mine from law school was in house at Google NYC for years. It is indeed an awesome place to work. Why not apply?

You know damn well why.

Care to share with others in the thread?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

You couldn't get hired there. Neither could I.

Uh, why not? :rolleyes:One of my good friends from consulting days works in a senior role there. Your statement is odd to me. Would you say the same about Google?

Actually, I misspoke. I know that getting sales roles at google is very hard and was generalizing about other roles and organizations. Sorry.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:36 AM

You can thank Sun Microsystems for the campus, and Mark for like icon out front.

Really? I took a class on that campus back in the '90s. Also toured Intel while I was in the area, which was pretty cool.
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