Mark Jen recently left Microsoft because it was old and stodgy. He packed up and moved from Seattle to San Francisco to take a job as an associate product manager with Google because they he thought they were hip and dynamic. He blogged about his experiences at Google on his blog – ninetyninezeros (life @ google from the inside)
Google was not impressed, especially when he compared the Microsoft and Google pay and benefits packages and found Google coming up short. Google fired Jen 11 days into his new job.