On the July 7, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Mike Cassidy, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist for the Mercury News. He describes his column, Silicon Valley Dispatches, as an anthropologist's albeit sometimes lighthearted look at that unique culture. I'll ask him:
- What's true and untrue about the stereotypical Silicon Valley worklife: brilliant geeks working long hours, a no-nonsense meritocracy, and vigorous entrepreneurialism?
- Is it a violation of the meritocracy to be hiring H-1B immigrants instead of Americans?
- Where's the job growth?
- Is there a place in the Valley for people who AREN'T super-high-powered techies?
- And yes, the question it seems everyone's endlessly curious about: What it's like to work at Google? And how has its growth from scrappy start-up to megacorporation changed it and the people who work there?
Plus, as usual, you can call in for a Three-Minute Workover. I'll try to help solve whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you love.
Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco.