Working in the Wrong Office?

Google Solar Array – Mountain View, California

Google employs 20,223 people around the world, receiving a resume every 25 seconds from eager job-seekers, hiring an average of nine new employees a day

A full-size replica of Virgin Atlantic’s Spaceship One (space tourist vehicle) hangs in the reception area.

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Exercise: Google has its own state-of-the-art gym offering weight-training and a host of exercise machines, rowing machines, lockers and shower rooms, and two swim-in-place wave pools.

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Other perks include free haircuts, dry cleaning and laundry, child care, car services, chiropractors and five onsite doctors available for employee check-ups; all free of charge. Employees can bring their dogs to work with them and keep the four-legged canine in their offices.

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Decompression (stress) capsule that is impermeable to sound and light….

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Moving around the complex: A slide allows quick access from different floors…there are also poles available….they are similar to the ones used in fire stations

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Food
: Employees can eat all they want for free from a vast choice of food and drink, whipped up by in-house chefs.

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Typical Google Lunch

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Cookie set-up

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Each employee has at least two large screens. There are 4-6 ‘Zooglers’ per office.

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Innovation:
Large boards are available just about everywhere because ‘ideas don’t always come when seated in the office’says one of Google’s managers.

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Leisure:
Pool tables, video games, etc. are available in many areas.

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Communication:
On each floor, there are private cabin areas where employees attend to personal affairs.


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Tech Stop: Having trouble with your computer?  No problem…bring it to this area where drinks are available while it is being fixed…

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Health:
Professional massage therapists are available.

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Rest:
View relaxing aquariums on massage chairs that you control …

There are many books in this library…even some about programming!

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Sanitized search for Catholics

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The best way for good Catholics to surf the web

CatholicGoogle is a search engine built by eBizWebPages just for Catholics. They strive to provide an easy to use resource to anyone wanting to learn more about Catholicism.

This site is powered by Google using “safe search” technology, it produces results from all over the internet with more weighting to given to Catholic websites and eliminates the vast majority of unsavory content, such as pornography.

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The site is not associated or affiliated with Google.com but the site owners work closely with Google to help ensure that the adverts are not objectionable in nature and remain in line with Catholic doctrine. Similar results can be found in the Catholic Encyclopedia at Catholic Online.

Interesting search results for ‘creation‘ ‘evolution‘ ‘genesis‘ and ‘pedophilia

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Google Calender Popup for Firefox

GCal Popup

GCal Popup is an experimental Firefox 3 extension which opens Google Calendar in an overlay over any web page, giving you quick access to your agenda without leaving the page you’re already visiting. To access the calendar, simply click the Google Calendar icon in the corner of your status bar. 

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Read more about the extension at Benjip.net or comment on the GCalPopup Greasemonkey script. I find this Google Calendar PopUp very useful and an aesthetically pleasing overlay which allows me to update my Google Calender without ever leaving the web page. I find it more useful than the Better GCal extension

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