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Ben Barren - Confessions of a Mad Man » First Day at Google, in the Cessna 182RG

First Day at Google, in the Cessna 182RG


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Loving this ex Google, Xoogler site, this time from “Ron”, which rings too true to to be false :

“My first day at Google went like this:

5:30 AM, wake up.
6:00 AM drive to Burbank airport.
6:30 AM stand in line at the Southwest airlines gate to get one of those now defunct plastic boarding passes
7:30 AM board the plane
9:00 AM or so land in San Jose
9:30 AM get the rental car
10:00 roll up to the Googleplex

It was a murderous commute. Four hours, which I eventually whittled down to three after a year of optimizing. I went through various permutations of cabs, rental cars, having my wife drive me to and from the airport (that didn’t go over well at all) before I finally settled into something that vaguely resembled a routine. I ultimately ended up driving two different cars back and forth between LA and San Jose, and on a couple of occasions I did my commute in a Cessna 182RG (I’m a pilot) which was just too cool for words.” Read Rest. Or check out the View from Ron’s, the first Adwords engineer, Google office, back in the day.

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