Warning: This video will make you hate your job more than you already do

Warning: This video will make you hate your job more than you already do

Summary: Does your employer provide pods for you to take a nap in at work? If you worked at Google, you could say "yes," and then some...

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Just another day.

Just another day.

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

Topics: Google, Emerging Tech

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  • You need a poll

    You should add a poll to the end of this asking how many people hate, like or love their jobs. I love one of my jobs, and like the other job (I own two companies). The one I like and not love is my full-time engagement, but will be sunsetted after the other job becomes a cash cow. There are some projects/clients that I can't stand and some I love working with.

    For now I'm stuck with the job I like, which, by way of comparison to other jobs I've held, I love. I don't have a Google-plex and my boss (me) is a task-master, but I would take this over a a thousand more professions and employers.
    matricellc
    • Aww, man!

      @matricellc You know, I considered adding a poll to this post doing that very thing! The reason I didn't is because of an upcoming post that will contain a poll which touches on similar subject matter.

      Personally, I'm in the boat of absolutely loathing my full-time job due to the piece of garbage software I have to support -- all while absolutely *loving* this job for ZDNet. Not to mention, I'm involved with finalizing plans for writing a book and chipping away at a business plan I've been trying to find a monetization model for forever now!

      Quite frankly, if the full-time deal didn't come with the benefits it does, I'd high-tail it today. lol.
      StephenChapman
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  • RE: Warning: This video will make you hate your job more than you already do

    Not so fast there, Stephen. Everyone knows Google gives perks, but its not as luxurious as it would seem.

    [i]companies like Google are paving the way to a model work environment with unheard of perks and niceties[/i]
    What they don't tell you is that you have to be senior management to take advantage of a lot of those perks. Do some searching around on why people left Google and they explain that only certain people get to take advantage of what Google has to offer.
    LoverockDavidson
  • that's the power of the OSS

    absent FOSS, none of these perks would have been possible. While proprietary companies are laying people off and nickels and dimes their employees, OSS empowers everyone.
    Linux Geek
    • RE: Warning: This video will make you hate your job more than you already do

      @Linux Geek
      Hmmm, despite your boisterous boasting about it, Google also laid off people in the last two years.
      Ram U
    • Free for who?

      @Linux Geek

      When you can make billions off of free software, everything is profit.

      Google is not GPL-friendly, sorry to say.
      Joe_Raby
  • RE: Warning: This video will make you hate your job more than you already do

    I don't see any video?
    ALISON SMOCK
    • Sorry about that...

      @ALISON SMOCK There was a formatting issue. I just corrected it and the video should show up shortly. Sorry for the confusion!
      StephenChapman
  • RE: Warning: This video will make you hate your job more than you already do

    I am going to Mountain View California as soon as the economy picks up. =D
    slickjim
  • Maybe not...

    The reason they need to provide food and a place to sleep is that you never actually get to go home. When you are expected to work 100 hours a week, it becomes an issue. I hope they have laundry facilities.
    grant@...
  • Let's See

    My work is all done offshore I just come in, check with the 45 jobs Americans should be doing and then just browse ZDNET for 8 hours... yes I love offshoring!! (sarcasm).
    Hasam1991
  • RE: Warning: This video will make you hate your job more than you already do

    How on earth can we work for Google?
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