Google Gag Rogue Blogger - But Yahoo! Tells the Story

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Googler Blogs About Work
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This is most certainly not fact, though there's more than enough smoke to suggest a fire...

Late yesterday evening (for me), blogoscoped reported on a new blog by some Google employee - one Mark Jen. He'd written a whole bunch of posts about his new employment at GOOG and they were, shall we say, less than discreet:

"Look at all these other fringe "benefits": on-site doctor, on-site dentist, on-site car washes... the list goes on and on with one similarity: every "benefit" is on-site so you never leave work. (...)

Google definitely has a program that is on par with other companies in the industry; but since when does a company like Google settle for being on par? Microsoft's health care benefits shame Google's relatively meager offering. (...)

Lastly, Google demands employees that are 90th percentile material, so what's with the 50th percentile compensation? The packages would've been decent when the company was pre-IPO, but let's be honest here... a stock option with a strike price of $188 just doesn't have the same value as the ones of yesteryear."

Upon waking, i find that Mark has deleted all of his posts.

We know GOOG read the search blogs so did they put the kybosh on Mark's unfortunate indiscretions?

Added: Getting lots of IM's with links to Y! caches - add them as comments if you find others...


i got a copy :)

now the bad:

* same old 3 hour HR presentation about nothing important in particular

the rest of my day was spent surfing the corporate intranet. this was quite an experience. you'd think that an intranet would typically be oragnized and very cohesive - after all, it's the internal network for a single company. however, google has managed to recreate the chaos of the internet on its internal network. fortunately, they've applied their search engine to help sort through everything. which begs the question - did the intranet become messy becuase google had a great search engine to find things anyways? or would intranets naturally become a mess if not for the fear of creating a huge tangled mess with no search tool to help users?

heheh he is going to be in so much trouble lol



"did the intranet become messy becuase google had a great search engine to find things anyways" ooops

And this years foot in mouth award goes too...

It's certainly interesting re

It's certainly interesting reading - thanks for the cache. :)


added another cache to the main post...


Far more interesting and entertaining than the official Google blog

tut tut

you guys ..... always going on about bloglines :)


Reckon this falls into the...

...category of :-

Sheesh, google are news, if sergey farts it hits the homepage of every major industry site on the net

that was posted by someone not a million miles from here


But when it's a juicey rumour/scandal that's waaay different :)

Remember " Worker sacked over blog comments"

Dangerous business writing a blog if you are employed and mention your employer.

And Mark Jen seems to enjoy living in San Francisco !

He's outta here

Last I heard from inside the Google camp is that Mark has left the building!!!

He got fired?

He got fired AWM?

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