Comments on: Google’s meals — magic http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/26/googles-meals-magic/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Cameron Eldred http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/26/googles-meals-magic/#comment-356228 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:32:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14923#comment-356228 The tax issue is important. The new world we are entering requires absolute fairness and transparency. The technology exists for people to accurately keep track of things like tax obligations. Nothing makes me more angry, as an honest taxpayer, than to hear about bums like Daschle and worse yet Mark Rich.

However, to have the right to rant and rave, we need to be sparkling clean. I hope Google pursues a very high standard. They are a wonderful company that symbolizes what is great about America.

The very last thing we need now is a Google scandal. Even a scandal over $9.95 lunches would be tragic.

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By: Olddog http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/26/googles-meals-magic/#comment-356226 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:40:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14923#comment-356226 Google is a personal kind of company in that they make everyone feel at home.
They do for their employees in a lot of ways,……first-class dining facilities, gyms, laundry rooms, massage rooms, haircuts, car washes, dry cleaning, commuting buses, annual ski trips to the Sierra,………….It’s a good place to work and the people that do work there probably have allot of loyalty to them.
Providing perks to the rank and file instead of just upper level management makes good business sense to me.

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By: Tom http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/26/googles-meals-magic/#comment-356225 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:55:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14923#comment-356225 Can we assume that the meal is included in taxable compensation? We would not want a Tom Daschle scandal at Google!

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By: Laura http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/26/googles-meals-magic/#comment-356224 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:22:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14923#comment-356224 Good for you Google. Keeping your workers happy is a large part of being a productive business. Food costs relatively little to buy worker confidence and loyalty. It makes the employees feel like they are part of a winning team and want to do everything in their power to keep the team winning.

I do the same thing with my volunteer church choir – I feed them refreshments every rehearsal. It is a small price to pay for their continued involvement and loyalty. And it is working – we have the largest, most consistent church choir in the area. The way to a man’s heart truly is through his stomach.

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