Yesterday was my 52-week anniversary at Google, and today is my calendar year anniversary. I still can't quite believe that I managed to get hired by Google and relocate to Colorado, and I'm even more amazed that after a year at Google, they actually still seem to want me around. It's pretty much everything that the rumors say, and everything that I expected, and pretty much everything that I wanted. About the only down-side is that I'm having a bear of a time getting my friends recruited — come on, guys! How hard is it to program your way through an interview? The one person I successfully recruited actually managed to start before me, so of course, I don't get a referral bonus for that one!
Really, the only disappointment has been that I'm on a team of grown-ups with families who don't party as much as Googlers have a reputation for. I've been told that Boulder Googlers are a bit more restrained than their Mountain View counterparts, and that my group is particularly mature. And while I'd love to party more, it's probably for the best that I don't have as many excuses to be irresponsible.
Here's hoping that Google and I continue to work happily together for many years to come.
—Brian (2/11/2014 4:50 PM)
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