I quit my job at Google

Google quitterYup, it's true. Of course a lot of my friends asked me, why I'm leaving such a great opportunity behind: Big G gives me everything I need free of charge. Unfortunately, I do not work at the headquarters, I'm just a simple member of the data collection department, and I'm working from home.

And that's where all the trouble began: I was working part-time, and I did a lot of projects besides my Google job. And when the money started rolling in, the trouble began: soon I found out, that G is a pretty greedy employer. They're generous with the freebies and all that, but in return they ask a lot back. I know I run just a tiny business compared to this multi-national corporation, but I still feel very uncomfortoble about giving them insight into every single one of my projects. There are a couple of sites I run for my customers, and there are even more domains which I run for my own purposes, which are quite diversified but all end up in the idea of bringing some cash home. My business techniques proved quite succesfull so far, and I'm not willing to lose income streams by offering Google full insight into what I use as an alternative for Adwords, to name just one example.

Neither am I too happy about the idea of sharing all my linkbuilding techniques with Google or even all my customer data – this would even conflict with my standard NDA by the way. So there's only one happy end to this relation.

I'm leaving. We spent some fun times together, now it's time to move on: no more Google Analytics on datadirt.

If you considering doing the same, you should definitely take a look at John Andrews great posting on this topic!


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