Google - Worst job ever.

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  1. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    http://news.techeye.net/internet/web-monitor-traumatised-after-worst-job-at-google

    After a year of having to monitor bestiality, decapitations and child pornography, a Google worker claims he was left completely traumatised. But rather than helping him out, Google decided that since he was a contractor he should be fired instead and can live with the nightmares.

    The unnamed employee's job was to monitor the internet for images and websites which should not be on the Google search because they are too horrific.

    He told Buzzfeed that his job involved spending hours and hours looking at horrible content, such as beheadings, child pornography (up to 15,000 images a day), gore, and extreme fetishes.

    Google got someone from a federal agency to talk to him, he said, and that was when he realised he needed therapy.

    The agent showed photos of seemingly innocuous activities and asked him for his first visceral reaction. There was a picture of a father and a child and he thought there was something wrong.

    Google apparently outsources this work to contractors who are only kept for a year. If they stay any longer they become full time workers so the search engine just fires them.

    The contract said his section was like the "fight club" at Google as no one talked about it.

    There was one guy who was an expert on beheading and every time a new video by Al Qaeda came up, he was the first guy to see it. When it was time for him to go, his manager had to ask the rest of the department what he did.

    If you're a contractor, you're just a name and a department at Google, he said.
     
  2. jassi

    jassi MDL Junior Member

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    If this is true then it gives one more reason to hate google. It is an evil company.
     
  3. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    Sociopaths!!!:giljotiini:
     
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  4. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    My home page is Bing and will stay that way anyhow.

    All they want to do is know more about you then your friends do. Same with Facebook. Seems to me they think they're some sort of high up government contractor that can own and do anything.
     
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  5. Mr Jinje

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    Google Photo ID exclusive.

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  6. Timin

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    Bing is even worse than Google for privacy.
    Not that we have much privacy left anyway. :eek:
     
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  7. nodnar

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    hm...

    http://www.duckduckgo.com

    is far better than both bing and google, imho..
    no privacy issues, decent stuff, and better results too..

    [ google gets worse, on results, as they bubble you longer,
    and bing was never any good there anyway..]

    they only thing that sux is, that looking for images on duckduckgo
    is a nono, and time limitations to filter the old crap
    [ no janitors on the www..] out, is a pain..

    still, they are worth a good hard look if you are fed up
    with what gorsky calls sociopaths..

    as for privacy, i am too lazy to hide my ass behind a proxy,
    i just shun the social media, bing, and google for any
    searches that might be used against me..
    i also shun telephones that are made to plunder my
    bank account, or take umpteen-pixel pics, instead of just
    making the odd phonecall, as they should..

    but then, i`m old-fashioned..
    :wheelchair: ;)
     
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  8. QuantumBug

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    Better than supporting Google scumbags.
     
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  9. Yen

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    US American giants and privacy? $$$ and privacy?
    There are terms which never fit.
     
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  10. gorski

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    A little demonstration of the Corp's "ethos":

     
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  11. Xtreem

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    Should maybe be the sort of thing you dont do 24/7, like do for a few weeks then do something totally different.

    I cant see that been good for you looking at images like that all day, every day... o_O
     
  12. tbtn

    tbtn MDL Novice

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    That frickin sucks. I would have to wonder if Bing does the same thing, though. I mean, unless they just let everything through. I wouldn't know though, because I don't use bing.
     
  13. MeaganShoults12

    MeaganShoults12 MDL Novice

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    It's really shocking. Thanks for sharing resourceful post among the users.
     
  14. shanu

    shanu MDL Novice

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    If its true bing is better than google in privacy
     
  15. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    Hmm..But don't you think this is a nightmare of every search engine today, including Bing?

    Now don't get me wrong, I love Bing too. But I am sure even they have a wing somewhere to keep a check on anti-social elements. Infact, Bing being stricter with content, they may be having more of this than Google. And yes, Google is evil. Just having a tagline of Don't be Evil, doesn't make you angelic either.
     
  16. Infernal_Cowboy

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    What else can be expected from the creation of commie?
     
  17. gorski

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    Ehhhhhhh???
     
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  18. gorski

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    Here is a pure Cappie, hand in glove with an alleged Commie, abusing anybody they can/need to, on their way to profit...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23486638 - McBiggots think they can do whatever...

    I always abhorred Apple - and there's why.... quite clearly! Who can believe their s**te?

    Clannish superiority complex at its worst!

    Corporations in Capitalism!

    Oyoyoyyyyooooyyy!!!!
     
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  19. andreycobra

    andreycobra MDL Novice

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    I think that he was well-paid for that job... It`s horror but it`s a job right?
     
  20. acyuta

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    Who so ever is caught gets the flak. Yet child labour, excessive work, filthy and unsafe conditions, not paying on time are some of the most common business practices in China and also India. We are not alone as the same situation has also existed in US, UK and other industrialised nations at some point in their history.
     
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