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- +1 to sharing the reasons, not leaving Google partOct 26, 2012
- Ha, I remember when this picture was taken!Oct 26, 2012
- Indeed! You were standing next to Ana, who took the shot, while we made a day trip to Rapperswil just before I flew out in December, 2006. Never in my dreams did I think that I, a hick kid from Virginia, would have my photo snapped in front of a Swiss castle overlooking a village with the Alps in the background, by a Spaniard and a German. :-)
You guys also took me to see Borat, and I had to explain that, no, most of those Americans weren't acting...good times.Oct 26, 2012
- Thanks for sharing this. Although I don't feel I invested nearly as much in Google as a teacher as you did as an engineer, the decision to leave it to pursue a career that wouldn't pay well and had no guarantee of success (as well as with bitter disappointment that my dreams about working for Google didn't match the reality) was a difficult one that I think few people understand. Reading your posts has comforted me - at least one other person gets what it means to grieve and rage and eventually come to peace with leaving this wonderful, imperfect company.Oct 26, 2012
- Thanks for one of the most useful series I've ever read, Mike. I'm sure you caught a fair bit of flak and bad will from people for writing it but I'm glad that didn't stop you. I know mentioning anything about how bad BioWare/StarWar: The Old Republic made too many people accuse me of being a "petulant child" in your words (or to use the words of a manager, "spoiled brat"). Fortunately I found a place I have been truly happy and your posts have made no small part in making this place even better.
Also, typical for an HR person: “Some of us have a hard time accepting that Google has grown.” How about our growth?Oct 27, 2012
- and , I'm very glad to hear you found the blog so comforting/useful. Rob, I'm also remiss to discover too late, from your G+ profile, that you've a fine blog of your own. Subscribed!
And also, Rob, you've gone and inspired one more damn post... It's going up in the next couple of minutes.Oct 27, 2012
- I agree with your statements about how little recognition or reward we in the Testing Grouplet received for all we did to improve engineers' lives and code quality. However, at least one of the Testing Grouplet's activities was recognized officially. The Test Certified Mentors received the "W. Edwards Deming" award for their contribution to increased engineering productivity at Google. I think this was during my last year at Google, 2010. I don't think this award came with a bonus, or any quarterly-review points, but nevertheless it was an official sign of appreciation from relatively high up in the company. I'm mentioning it both to further the glory of the recipients (a very hardworking crew!) and to give Google management their fair shakes.Feb 19, 2013
- Y'know, I wasn't on the TC Mentors' Demy award list...but I was on the Chris/Jay Demy award list for giving tech talks in Europe about C/J--as part of TC. :-PFeb 19, 2013