New office is SO depressing

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May 7, 2019 29 Comments

My team is moving the to a new building (Google MTV to a building in SVL which used to be a Motorola building) and when I visited it today, it REALLY put me in a depressing mood. Probably the worst building in Google Sunnyvale, plus it's surrounded by highways. Enough that I'm starting to consider switching teams even though I like my team/projects/teammates.

I'm someone who
1) Hates suburbs, so even MTV was a bit disappointing for me. And I especially hate the the sparse and vast highway environment.
2) Is shallow af and ugly things REALLY bother me. Like I can't enjoy an otherwise good movie if the visuals suck or the actors are ugly.

Added pics of the view for context. I'm in my early twenties and I feel like a middle aged balding tech worker wearing a polo shirt right now :( I know I sound like an entitled fucker and I wish this didn't bother me so much, but I get a knot in my stomach thinking about the fact that I'll have to come here every day.

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Amazon zAUt44
    I feel like there's a more deep seated issue here than your building location
    May 7, 2019 4
    • Facebook pACM57
      I disagree - I think his feelings are valid. Theyre legit and if it doesn’t feel right, don’t ignore it.
      May 7, 2019
    • PayPal B!
      I agree with OP too. I am in my early 30s. I dislike the South Bay. It’s soulless. I don’t like vast open areas. It’s depressing. It’s probably because I grew up in a densely populated city. That’s why I like SF.

      OP, since you are in your early 20s, you should either move to the city or closer.
      May 7, 2019
  • Google / Mgmt
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    Amazon Seattle campus might float your boat.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/r7YpPEfhuDoTE2FP7
    May 7, 2019 1
    • Google / Eng ReHhj8
      who would want to work under bezos’ balls?
      May 7, 2019
  • Amazon PeterPIPer
    As a middle aged balding tech worker wearing a polo shirt, GFY.
    May 7, 2019 0
  • Facebook pACM57
    What’s SVL? Sunnyvale? Yeah this sounds like an episode of the office
    May 7, 2019 1
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      Yep Sunnyvale
      May 7, 2019
  • New AsYK38
    Looks pretty nice to me..
    May 7, 2019 0
  • Apple Wapple
    The doctor recommends you find a job in SF (:
    May 7, 2019 0
  • Salesforce tcm24
    Doesn’t look ugly to me..

    Even in that supposedly suburban place there must be SOMETHING to do. I’d first find that out.
    May 7, 2019 0
  • Google VDNO84
    If you walk to the TC buildings, there is a lot to do. Good selection of cafes, baristas, ping pong tables, volleyball court, bocce court, nice gym. Easy parking and much better traffic than MTV. I don’t miss the Shoreline Hell every morning and evening in MTV.
    May 7, 2019 0
  • This is why I moved from the Bay altogether
    May 7, 2019 1
    • Tesla AnlD52
      Same :)
      May 7, 2019
  • Facebook bPVY33
    My team also moved to an ugly looking office building (looked like the office in The Office), but soon moved to a different building nearby that's been renovated to match FB style. Don't lose hope.
    May 7, 2019 0

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