No Google

January 14, 2009



I finally heard back: Although they made me a job offer two years ago, this time around Google has decided not to hire me.

I am disappointed, but have peace that God knows best.

Update: Kay took us all out to Baskin & Robbins saying, “We need to celebrate the loss. Otherwise we won’t have enough celebrations.”

I am experiencing mild shock. I guess I reached a state of peace just in time!

Update 2: It seems Google is making some cuts and closing some offices, but trying to get affected employees relocated into positions on the main campus. That’s admirable, and it makes sense then that they’d clamp down on new hires. Sucks for me, though.



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

8 responses to No Google

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry. Have you told my mom?

  2. Sorry to hear that, Jon. I had been hoping for the opposite…

  3. There are a ton of openings at St. Jude Medical, including test positions, they may be worth a try.

  4. Hi Jon, I found your blog through Google, as I am facing the same situation as you.
    I turned down an offer from Company A about one year ago, and joined another company. And now I will be jobless. I am now reapplying for the position at Company A, but did not get any feedback from them yet. I am very sorry to hear your story with Google. I share the same feeling as you.
    All the best to your job search.

  5. Sorry to hear that, Justine. The fact that they made you an offer before may or may not help you get into A, but it does mean you have the right stuff. That doesn’t pay the bills, but it should mean something good will happen eventually. Hang in there!