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?
TC ~350 10yoe
- Google d0ntb33vilI personally prefer working with the laptop on my lap instead of the tray table. The table is very unstable and shakes a lot.
- 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
- Microsoft SomeoneSoCan’t you hop on to a shuttle and answer most of the questions?
Why seating arrangement in a commute bus matter you?
- Pandora x0kjFI 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.
- LinkedIn / Eng Gill BatesmoreShuttles 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.