I’ve gotten my hands into the Feb. 20 issue of Time featuring young Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin with CEO Eric Schmidt on the cover. Haven’t yet read the article in full but I figure that it must be good to be employed in a company that is not only merit-oriented but casual in approach and free-spirited.
The article shows actual pictures of the Google HQ in California where employees are entitled to the following perks: free massage, haircuts by toprate stylists, three free gourmet meals a day, two lap pools, 24-hour tech support, employee lounges with recreational facilities, playrooms for the employees’ children. And yes, one is allowed to bring dogs to the workplace.
Having said so, I’ve no complaints with my present company which pays well by Philippine standards. I was thinking that I could get a higher pay in another company but the pressure would probably be so great that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my job anymore. I certainly wouldn’t one want to be like those stressed-out lawyers and businessmen I know who lose their hair (and their positive aura!) just trying to make their first few millions fast.
What I like about my present company? Comprehensive medical benefits with annual executive check-up at top-rate hospital. Five-year zero interest car plan at 60/40. Provident Fund participation with company match. Bonuses. Quarterly profit share. Clothing allowance. Sports activities. Free coffee and conference room food, unlimited internet Etc.
(And all that for smiling at customers? hehe)
Still my dream job would be one which will provide the following: Free travel. Daycare. Faster internet connection with YM . Less stiff corporate attire. Not too many rules ( and an offenses handbook that is as thick as the Bible). Longer paid leaves…
and a six-digit salary, who can forget? *grin