In an unexpected disclosure, a young software engineer in their twenties working for Google said that they just put in one hour a day of work yet get a respectable pay of $150,000 (about Rs 1.2 crore) annually.
According to Fortune, this tech-savvy person who goes by the pseudonym Devon has gotten a sign-in bonus and expects receiving a year-end bonus, which heightens the interest. He also writes code for Google’s tools and products as part of his employment. But when the interview reached Devon around 10 am, he hadn’t yet started using his laptop.
Devon responded, “It’s not the end of the world — I’ll just get back to it later tonight,” when asked whether he worried about missing messages from his boss.
Devon described his working style in the statement that he began each week by programming a sizable amount of a task before handing it off to his boss. He claims that this strategy “basically guarantees” a more efficient workflow for the remainder of the week.
According to Fortune, 97 percent of Google workers think their firm is a great place to work, compared to only 57 percent of employees at a typical US corporation.
Google is well known for its many benefits, which include its unique campus, free lunches, and competitive pay.
Devon felt he wouldn’t need to put in much effort after he got the job because he had previously interned at Google. Instead than neglecting his work, he purposefully downplayed his productivity.
He managed to finish all of his coding assignments before the deadline during his internship, which gave him the chance to take a weeklong vacation to Hawaii. He told Fortune, “If I wanted to work long hours, I’d be at a startup.
“The work-life balance and perks at Google are the main reasons why most individuals pick it. You could work at Apple, but software developers tend to be Apple fans. Although they put in long hours, most Google employees are aware that what they are doing is work.
Devon says he is one of the numerous software developers who freely admit that they get paid for just having low workloads. The Wall Street Journal said that during the early stages of the epidemic, major corporations including Meta, Google, and Salesforce were actively hiring in anticipation of future expansion.
The tech industry’s “penning” habit involves hiring people even if their positions weren’t immediately needed. Devon’s statement to Fortune claims that this is exactly what occurred at Google.
The company’s executives were aggressively recruiting talent to keep them from joining other companies and creating services that would compete with Google’s offers.