Google, is now a mass transit operator complete with biodiesel buses to make commuting painless for its pampered workers — and keep attracting new recruits in a notoriously competitive market for top engineering talent.
Also from the story:
The company now ferries about 1,200 employees to and from Google daily — nearly one-fourth of its local work force — aboard 32 shuttle buses equipped with comfortable leather seats and wireless Internet access. Bicycles are allowed on exterior racks, and dogs on forward seats, or on their owners’ laps if the buses run full.
Riders can sign up to receive alerts on their computers and cellphones when buses run late. They also get to burnish their green credentials, not just for ditching their cars, but because all Google shuttles run on biodiesel. Oh, and the shuttles are free.
Honest Question.. what if things change.. lets say there is a recession.. and companies cut back on their marketing budgets.. perks like these are unsustainable.