It's another Monday morning and you're tired, your weekend was too short, and you probably uttered something close to the following last night: "I can't believe I have to go back to that hell hole tomorrow." Don't you wish you could tell your boss how much the workplace sucks, even if you're doing something you're passionate about?
Back in the day, an employee telling their employer that they were unhappy in the workplace would have most likely afforded said employee nothing more than an "oh, I'm sorry; let's go cry about it, shall we?" These days, it's fairly well-understood that happier employees are more productive employees, but a vast majority of large corporations have a long way to go in the department of employee happiness.
With that in mind, companies like Google are paving the way to a model work environment with unheard of perks and niceties; thus, making themselves easily one of the most attractive companies to work for. To see what I mean -- and to give you a reason to hate your employer about 100-times more than you already do -- check out the video below to see just how much Google provides for their employees:
(Click here to watch if you cannot see the video above).
Depressingly awesome, isn't it? I guess that's what making billions of dollars can do for a company and its employees, huh? And to think, everything in that video has come to fruition after what started as a search engine! So, the next time you get reprimanded for dozing off on the job, just remember the ambient noise sleep pods Google provides for their employees! And the next time you have to sneak out of the office to run to the post office and mail off that eBay package someone paid you $20 for, recall the electric cars Google freely let's people take to run to wherever they've got to go! Never mind all the free food, fish tanks, and fitness centers.
In all fairness, the people that Google hire are undoubtedly worthy of receiving such perks. Landing in a work environment like that takes someone with some serious smarts and an incredible work ethic, so it's not as if these people are just sitting around all day and doing nothing. But wouldn't it be nice to have your boss encourage you to go take a nap every once in a while instead of them foaming at the mouth, just waiting to give you a pink slip should they catch your head on your desk one minute after your lunch break is over? Yeah. It would. :)
Out of curiosity, how many of you out there hate your job? Conversely, how many of you out there love your job and get all the perks you could ever ask for? I've heard that Microsoft's perks are quite awesome. Any Apple folks out there? Let us hear from all of you!
-Stephen Chapman SEO Whistleblower