Even Google has Crappy Jobs

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Athlonite

Shiznit where do I sign up for that job

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fangzter

Ok, seems that I missed the mark.

I enjoyed my time at Yahoo and would always go back to work for them. I just wish that they would have made me permanent.

I've worked as a contractor for Intel (twice), Microsoft, Yahoo and Unisys. I loved them all but to date the worst contract job I had was with Unisys. My lead and the lead of another group were talking that contractors were nothing but a body to fill a chair and wouldn't amount to anything. I left the following day.

I know that contracting jobs are not for everyone. I enjoyed them immensely.

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marvinperkins

just as Anna implied I am alarmed that any body able to make $4435 in one month on the internet. have you seen this web page sn.im/24q59h6

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Uns

I'm disgusted by the way most people on here are looking at this situation.

So if he forgot to write in his contract that if the machinery lops off his arm that he should get compensation, he should be screwed?

Permanent mental injury is no different, and unless his hiring SPECIFICALLY WAIVED his rights to compensation for permanent damage, mentally or physically, he should be able to sue the hell out of Google.

And no, Google does NOT have the right to ignore the injury to it's employee. I don't care how pure of a capitalist you are, employees who are injured on the job deserve compensation. PERIOD.

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tomrippity

Sorry, its not the same. If your arm gets lopped off its a quick, unforeseeable circumstance. It would take exactly one day of doing this to realize that the videos are disturbing and that you may not react well to watching it all day every day.

I'm 100% positive it was explained to him what his job responsibilities were before he actually started performing those duties and so he should have been capable of determining some possible side effects of the job.

I wouldn't take a job as a life guard if I didn't like getting wet. Don't take a job analyzing gruesome videos if you don't have the mental fortitude to do so without freaking out.

That being said, I'm sure if he wanted to force the issue, he could get a lawyer to negotiate a settlement for him that would include some sort of rehab. It would be nice if Google offered this on their own, but I don't feel they are obligated to do such.

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Uns

Ok, my apologies. I chose too extreme of an example.

Carpel tunnel? Pinched nerves in shoulders? Knee and back pain brought on by repetitive motion? Soldier PTSD? All examples of things that aren't "quick, unforeseeable circumstances" and yet employers/governments pay out every day for these injuries.

In fact, what this contractor went through could easily be compared to a soldier's experiences. We give them life long care for seeing stuff that's probably not half as bad as what this guy has seen, being images or not.

He should force the issue, and if he does, Google will pay. Unless it was specifically waived in his contract, and even then, I'm sure a sympathetic jury would pay out something.

And even if you disagree with everything I've written above, I still don't understand the hostility towards this guy. Do we really want to dump a guy who is just asking for a bit of therapy on the streets without a job? He's not even asking for monetary compensation, just a little bit of counseling.

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fangzter

As someone who was a contractor for Yahoo! I've been there. I was hired as a contractor in 9/2005 to the Hillsboro Oregon office to work as Account Security/Verification specialist. So any account that was hacked/cracked/forgotten passwords came across my desk when escalated high enough.

I was told that they wouldn't hire me permanent and was never told why. My only saving grace is that I was going to be moving 2 months after my contact expired and they extended my contract until I moved.

I was grateful for my time there but after I left it seems that the whole department fell apart. Permanent Yahoo! employees were let go. Other contractors were never hired on and my manager left the firm.

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Scatter

If he knew going in what his job duties would be when he accepted the job then he has no grounds to argue now. Perhaps he should have asked for or negotiated counseling sessions before taking the job.

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povertyslave

That's why organizations hire contractors. So they don't have to do the dirty work. The government hires mercenaries aka known as contractors in Iraq/Afghanistan to do the stuff they don't want our soldiers doing. If I could have afforded it, I would have hired a contractor to change my daughters dirty diapers; and I wouldn't have been so kind as to offer a single therapy session.

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bomberman760

Contractors do it for the money. You don't like it? Quit contracting. I love it, but I contract in the defense sector. Crappy job? Move on to the next. No one made him do this. He saw dollar signs and went for it. Boo-f'ing-hoo.

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The Second Comi...

Chicken Pants has had all sorts of crappy jobs. The ones he didn't like he simply quit. The ones he kept, he didn't cry over them. He knows the only jobs you can cry over are the ones you're forced to do under the threat of harm.

However, if the Devil...google...didn't make the appropriate disclosures in advance that the contract assignment would involve continual exposure to materials to which one objects, then there is an obligation; at what degree is another matter.

Certainly now that it's out there for all of us to read, more light will be shed on it...but since google practically controls information flow to the masses, most of this will just go away like magic.

What Chicken Pants wants to know is where is that job for the guy who gets to rate strip clubs!!!

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DR_JDUBZ

the funny thing is, the chinese gov't is not a fan of google. irony or what lol

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Happy

The longer I follow Google the more I become scared and disgusted by them: requiring real names on Google+ (in the beginning before the public backlash), vociferously objecting to PIPA and SOPA but not saying a word about CISPA, the way they delete youtube videos before even examining whether they are actually infringing or not (and don't even tell you what the video was that was deleted (if you had it on favorites, for example) ), and now this.

I'm starting to think Google is the Devil (not literally, I'm a religious atheist), and on that note, have you ever noticed that the Google symbol itself looks like three sixes? (in the style of the symbol for the short lived TV show "Point Pleasant")

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DR_JDUBZ

google just keeps screwing up, that or its now just getting more publicity than it used to. either way, google not doing everything within its power to destroy apple, being above the law by abiding to rediculous site takedown requests meanwhile not doing anything about youtube, and of course this. GOOGLE DOES NOT OWN THE INTERNET NOR SHOULD THEY OR ANY PRIVATE OPPERATION HAVE ANY SUCH POWERS TO CARRY OUT THE WISHES OF SOME OLD WHITE POLITITIONS! WE HAVE POLICE, CIA, CSIS,FBI AND RCMP FOR THAT. than again most of them are just as crooked as any politition or private enterprise

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praetor_alpha

That doesn't sound too much different from what people do on 4chan, from what I've heard.

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Ridnarhtim

That was pretty much my thought - there must be some people out there for whom this would be a dream-job. Do what you've been doing anyway, and get paid for it!

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Captain_Steve

I only checked the article for a link to click for application. Whatever I had for a soul died a long time ago.

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Neufeldt2002

That's just wrong, if you are going to make someone sit there and watch that kind of crap you need to give them a way to deal with it so they aren't screwed up by the end of it. Although I do realize why they don't hire them. After a year, it would be logical that either they are too messed up now and need therapy, or they will start to enjoy it which can lead to other problems.

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tomrippity

How did Google make him do this? I didn't realize Google enslaved people.

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CentiZen

Once I was kidnapped by 4 men in a Google van and forced to assemble Nexus Q's for three weeks.

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vrmlbasic

Were you on vacation in China?

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