Facebook shuttles

Sep 29 24 Comments

Hello,

I am going to start a new position at Facebook in Menlo Park and I will have to commute from SF

I have been able to find information about shuttle stops and even schedules. But I haven't been able to find any information of how those buses look like inside. Do they have tray tables to work with laptop? Are they spacious enough to work properly? Do they get busy where you can't find a spot to seat? Is there any way to hang your laptop to the front seat to be able to work without looking down all the time? (Detachable screen laptop would be awesome for that case!) .I heard WiFi is slow, can you use your own hotspot instead on the bus to get faster connectivity?

I have seen some FB shuttles in the streets and they look like seats are in groups of 4 with a table in the middle. Windows are tint so it is difficult to tell thought.

Any picture of the inside of the shuttle?

Thanks!

TC ~350 10yoe

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Google d0ntb33vil
    I personally prefer working with the laptop on my lap instead of the tray table. The table is very unstable and shakes a lot.
    Sep 29 5
    • OP
      I was thinking on buy/create something to hang my computer to the front seat and work with a small Bluetooth keyboard on the tray :D . Trying to do the best on the 3h comute!
      Sep 29
    • Google d0ntb33vil
      I don't think it will work. Basically the tiniest bumps, vibrations and motions of the bus will cause the hanging screen to vibrate and move. You won't be able to see what's on the screen or you will get motion sickness very soon. Putting the computer on your lap will help absorb the vibrations so you computer screen will mostly stay still. But that's my experience and 2 cents anyways
      Sep 29
    • OP
      That is true. Thank you for sharing that! That it is a really good point to take into consideration!
      Sep 29
    • Google d0ntb33vil
      Keep us posted if you find any good solutions :)
      Sep 29
    • OP
      Hahaha. Maybe I come up with some kind of device . If I have to waste my time on the bus, at least it will be trying to come up with a solution to work there :D
      Sep 29
  • Verizon Media Atinlay6
    The first rule about shuttles.....
    Sep 29 0
  • Microsoft SomeoneSo
    Can’t you hop on to a shuttle and answer most of the questions?

    Why seating arrangement in a commute bus matter you?
    Sep 29 11
    • OP
      How does Verizon shuttle looks like?
      Sep 29
    • Verizon Media Atinlay6
      Just fine, thanks
      Sep 29
    • OP
      Do you use Verizon shuttle daily? Do you work on them?
      Sep 29
    • Verizon Media Atinlay6
      To and from work every day. I don’t work on them.
      Sep 29
    • OP
      Thanks! Let s see if I can get more specific info about FB shuttles ;)
      Sep 29
  • Pandora x0kjF
    I joined FB recently. Don't worry. They're nice. Some are different than others. Most have tray tables. Some don't. Most have a few actual tables in groups of 4.. Always have had a spot to sit, sometimes it's close tho. Ergos aren't great. You'll have to look down. Use your hotspot if you like, but I've been fine with shuttle WiFi.

    Thought I'd hate the commute but it's honestly fine.
    Sep 29 1
    • OP
      Thanks for that constructive answer! Really appreciate it!
      Sep 29
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    Gill Bates

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    Gill Batesmore
    Shuttles suck for working if you have any kind of motion sickness. Having the shuttle driver drive fast on 101 while trying to read or code is barf city.

    But some people do it, so if you can, the more power to you.
    Sep 29 1
    • OP
      Thanks!

      I already took into consideration that a shuttle is not the best place to work. But considering this is going to happen I want to try to do the best effort to be able to be productive.
      Sep 29
  • Google anongoog
    are there washrooms on the shuttle?
    Sep 29 0

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